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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: October 19, 2021
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm a 31 year old female living in Germany. I'm a high school language teacher (English and German) and I'm most passionate about traveling, cooking, snail mail/penpaling and papercrafts. I have a multitude of creative and (some might argue) retirement-appropriate hobbies, ranging from those I dedicate all my free time to (currently: sketching, acrylic and watercolor painting, journaling, letter writing, happy mail) and those half-forgotten in boxes under my bed (aka embroidery, soap and jewelery making, scrapbooking, etc.).

A NOTE ON SWAPS

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, swaps might take additional time to arrive. Please get in touch before rating me for a swap you haven't received. I'm keeping track of how long swaps are traveling (currently between 2-6 weeks to destinations in North America, up to 3 months to Asian countries).

Please note: I mark my swaps as "sent" the day I drop them off into a mailbox. These mailboxes might not be emptied and the swaps stamped until the day after (or the Monday after, if it's the weekend). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that.

Why I'm here & what I like

I've had pen pals from all across the globe since my early teen years. Exchanging mail and small gifts has sparked my interest in learning about how people live in different parts of the world, the languages they speak, the things they collect, the food they enjoy, the art they make and what they feel passionate about. I will try to go out of my way to make people happy - I hope this passion will show in the things I send.

I appreciate swaps that show the sender has put time and thought into what they put together. I feel like it's very disheartening to receive sloppily assembled bits and pieces that show little consideration for my likes or dislikes.

ABC

A airmail labels/stickers, address labels, artwork, art supplies, art journals, Artbox characters, astrology, Animal Crossing New Horizon...

B botanicals, brush pens, baker's twine, Broadway, ...

C craft paper (esp. envelopes), colored pencils, cacti, candy, cut-outs (esp. from vintage books), crystals, Chicago Bears...

D Delta Goodrem (I've been a die hard fan for 15 years :D), drawing, DIY, die cuts, ...

E ephemera (especially vintage or with writing on it), embroidery supplies (thread, patterns, etc.), English paperbacks, ...

F flip-books, Flow magazine, food-themed stickers and postcards, female character stickers, foliage designs, feminism, floral designs, fleamarkets ...

G gelly roll pens, grid patterns, geometric shapes and patterns, gardening, galaxies, gold embossing, guache paint, ...

H handwritten quotes, Harry Potter, homemade things, ...

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan, ...

K kawaii, Korean culture and food, ...

L (The) L Word, La Dolce Vita Studio designs, ...

M maps (esp. vintage maps), memo sheets, matcha tea, memo pads/sheets, minimal designs, mason jars, marble designs, meditation, ...

N notepads/sheets, NFL...

O oriental designs, ...

P planets, pastel colors, plants, postage stamps, paper crafting, penpaling, polaroids, paperbacks, pennants ...

Q quotes, ...

R reading, rubber stamps, recipe cards, recipes, ...

S stickers, Sailor Moon, scrapbook supplies, succulents, seeds (flowers, herbs, veggies, ...), Suatelier, shaker pockets, snacks from your country, stationery items, sketches, sticker bags, Stardew Valley, Sandylion stickers ...

T tea, toiletry items (soap, lotion, face masks, ...), typewriters (and text typed on typewriters), travel journalling, trinkets, twine, ...

U universe, ...

V vintage paper, vintage books and illustrations, ...

W washi tape, wax seals & wax seal stamps, watercolors, waterproof pens, ...

X Y Z ...

Wishlist

Lately I've been really into collecting these items, so if you happen to want to get rid of any of these, I'd be thrilled to give them a new home.

❤ washi tape (esp. grid pattern, plain earthy/pastel/muted colors, postal/mail related, galaxies and night skies, floral and/or plants, kawaii, food-related, travel-related, maps)

❤ homemade paper (samples)

❤ letter-writing paper/sheets from notepads

❤ paper doilies (any size, any color)

❤ anything matcha tea related :)

❤ vintage book pages, illustrations (esp. flowers, plants, birds and maps), sheet music, ephemera (esp. tickets, note sheets, ...), etc.

❤ drip coffee bags & tea bags (all are welcome!)

❤ postcards from United States National Parks, especially the vintage series/editions (illustrations rather than photography)

❤ Japanese & Korean stationery (e.g. La Dolce Vita, Suatelier stickers, MT washi tape, Artbox characters, etc.)

❤ If you're in the US and can get your hands on Ranch dressing/dip seasoning mixes, I would be forever grateful! :) They are impossible to find in Germany and it looks like I won't be able to travel to the US for a while to stock up :(

❤ customized return address labels

❤ wax sealing beads (any colors are welcome)

❤ good quality (!) sticky notes (the ones that actually stick to paper or smooth surfaces)

Favorite Themes

★ Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, house plants, etc.)

★ color-themed (my favorites are yellow, neutrals, blue, dark green and earthy tones)

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ travel-themed

★ food-related

★ postal/mail-themed

Please DON'T send!

I consider it common courtesy not to send items I wouldn't like receiving myself (such as poor quality items, broken, ripped or torn, etc.) - after all, we're all here to enjoy swapping and bring joy to our swap partners. That being said - I'm not too picky (because I can always pass on things I don't have a use for), but these are items that I prefer less:

♦ 3D and puffy stickers

♦ any type of postcards (except for the ones listed on my wishlist) - I don't collect or send them, please save them for someone who does!

♦ page flags (sticky note 'strips') - I have started using reusable ones and no longer have a use for paper ones

♦ things with mundane/trite phrases - think "Keep calm and...", "live, laugh, love", "I love you", etc. - this includes stickers and die cuts especially.

♦ childish things, e.g. Disney, cartoon-characters, reward stickers, free/ad stickers (e.g. those that come in cereal boxes or candy bars)

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ bookmarks (I have far too many and only ever need one)

♦ religious (except for Buddhism) and holiday-related (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.) items; please no Americana/USA flags

♦ smiley faces and emojis

Ratings

SarahMascara rated for 3 Sticker Sheets on Oct 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super-cute stickers!
WanderingStar rated for ESO: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Dear Silvia, your perfectly pretty Autumn envelope arrived just now ♡♡♡ i love all the things you sent me.. the tuckspot.. sachet.. so cute and delicate.. different feels and textures, love it! Also the little bookpages with different fonts and colours.. thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you sooo much Silvia- lovely fussy cuts. I LOVE them all :-)
ShyAnn64 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #8 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the washi tapes! I really love what you picked and the envelope is so pretty too!
ladybug513 rated for ESO: Sticker Swap on Aug 12, 2021
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Comment: What lovely stickers! Thank you! I especially like the larger washi stickers, those will be great for mail art :)
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Comment: This flipbook is stunningly beautiful! My goodness you must have spent alot of time on it!! This is so special to me. Thank you Thank you. I wish I could give you more hearts! Strangely Vivian and I have never met or run into each other. If I ever see her I will get her autograph for you hahah!! These craft projects are super fun. Thanks for making it so special!! Enjoy the summer!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun mix of Fussy cut Images I love it especially the comics .
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R60 on Jul 15, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful spread and your penmanship is amazing. Have a wonderful day.
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Comment: thank you for the images
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Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für den mit Kostbarkeiten gefüllten Umschlag!! Ich hab eine große Freude beim Durchstöbern! Dankeschön, dass Du einen resend geschickt hast, das war sehr großzügig von Dir! Ich hoff, dein Urlaub ist erfrischend und Du kommst gesund und erholt zurück :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great snail mail!! Love the seals and the goodies too. I tagged you in my IG post (I'm @flirtybird58). Funny... I sent the same type of HM to my partner .
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Comment: You’re page is beautiful 😻 I love it! Wishing it was in mine.
winterBlue rated for Botanical Themed Envelope #1 on May 25, 2021
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Comment: The envelope was so pretty, and I really like the die cuts! Thank you!
Ymbryne rated for ⭐ FULL ENVELOPE #37 ⭐ on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Vielen Dank für den Umschlag. Die Tapes sind besonders hübsch. Liebe Grüße, Ana
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Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! I loved the stickers of course because they were wonderful, but I was even more impressed by your cute little note! It was legit so adorable and your lettering and handwriting is awesome! Also, thank you for the book pages! I am going to have to hoard them for a bit, but I've already got projects cooking for them in the back of my mind :)
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Comment: It's beautiful!!!! Thank you for your lovely spread and for sending it home safe. Cheers to you!
tuliptrees rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers #4 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
skinny52 rated for Fill in my Ephemera color gap on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: You did a great job on this one, and even if you did lose track of mint green a little bit your presentation made up for it 😀 I really enjoyed the sealing wax. Thanks again, Mar
quaisoir rated for ⭐ MS ⭐ : THEMED ENVELOPE #7 on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: What a lovely swap!Thanks Silvia! Love all the tiny bits too! 😁

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 246 9 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
228 277 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 105 115 0
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Comments

Sherry71 on Apr 18, 2021:

Hi, I re-sent the swap I messed up on. I look forward to hearing from you. I did send you message about 4 days ago. Hope you are well.

💌😊 Sherry

MexiMidge on Jul 1, 2020:

Love your profile! Can I use your ABC idea on my page? :-)

Rainydancer on Apr 21, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

Mye on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you very much for sending home my washi bag, they arrived safely. 😊

cloudjun on Jul 31, 2019:

Hello love, thank you so much for angeling the washi tape scavenger hunt swap <3 I really appreciate it, and will enjoy the great selection of washi samples you have curated for me.

earthnk on Feb 11, 2019:

Handwritten quote is winging its way to you as of an hour ago. It was nice to share. 😊

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