Hello! My name is Julie and I'm a 35 year old mom, stationery designer, penpal, sushi lover, photographer, writer, blogger, friend, daughter, French speaker and much, much more.
I have a 10 year old son who's creative and witty, just like his mom! ;) More about him below. ♥
I'm married to a wonderful woman named Denise. She makes me happy and we complete each other!
I've been into penpalling and swapping for years. I started writing letters when I was 9, so it's been over 25 years now! I used to swap decos and slams, but am now focusing on letters. I have wonderful penpals who are very dear to me. I love snail mail and everything that has to do with it: pretty letter sets, colorful pens, stickers, decorated envelopes, rubber stamps, notecards...
My love for paper products + my interest in penpalling + my creative side = La Papierre! I started designing letter sets just for fun and eventually opened my own stationery shop. I love having my own business!
Here are some of my creations - you can find them in my Etsy store:
My other interests are psychology, personal growth, spirituality, reading, cooking, badminton, movies, music, alternative medicine, animals, photography, the law of attraction, communication, etc.
I usually get along really well with people who are unconventional (or at least open-minded), artists and creative folks, writers, photographers, independent but friendly and genuine people as well as optimistic and positive individuals.
Things I always love receiving: writing paper, notecards (especially letterpress), creative or funny postcards, sticker sheets (not loose please), envelopes (size A2 or bigger), things for my son (see below), etc.
Louis-Justin is 10 years old and he loves writing and reading.
He enjoys receiving mail too!
His favorite characters / TV shows / movies are: The Smurfs, Garfield, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Robots, etc.
Things he would love receiving: stationery (paper, notecards, stickers - airplanes, robots, etc), clothes (wears a size 8 for pants and 10 for shirts), etc.
I'm open to one-on-one trades.
One of my favorite things in the world is stationery: notecards, postcards, letter sets, stickers, envelopes, washi tape, etc.
I'm currently obsessed about notecards. I especially love letterpress, but regular cards are fine too. I also always need birthday cards!
I like my postcards blank and sent unwritten in an envelope. I'm not interested in viewcards (tourist type postcards), ad cards or freecards. I prefer cute / beautiful / funny / thoughtful postcards. I use them to write little notes to my son. So "manly" postcards are always welcome!
I don't really like loose stickers that much, but always need sticker sheets! My favorite themes are listed below.
I love letter sets and I write long letters, so I prefer bigger sets with at least 6-8 sheets of the same size. If envelopes are included, that's great! If not, that's OK too, as I have several of them already.
I also love notepads and journals with decorated sheets (not plain). I prefer larger ones (4"x6" and bigger).
I recently discovered washi tape and I love it! Tissue tape & deco tape = wonderful too.
If you want to make me happy, I would LOVE to receive "airmail" (par avion) stickers from other countries as well as vintage (or vintage looking) flash cards!
I'm not really into kawaii, though I like some of it. I usually prefer stationery that looks vintage or sophisticated. But I like some cute stuff once in a while too!
I'm not too crazy about characters like Winnie the Pooh, Disney in general or Hello Kitty... I do like cute characters and animals, but not most big brands!
As you can see, I mostly like stationery, but I'm also interested in a few other things, like tote bags (for trips to the library or for grocery shopping), candy, bento boxes and accessories, (Matryoshka) nesting dolls, letter openers, gift cards that can be used in Canada, unused (Canadian) stamps, tights (size large, xl or tall) in darker colors (black, grey, burgundy) and with fun patterns (think sockdreams.com), etc.
My favorite themes:
These are things that I DON'T like and would prefer NOT to get. Thank you in advance for not sending me anything listed below!
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