View Full Version : Kawaii (awwww so cute) - Due April 16th

02-19-2008, 04:24 PM

Swap Due Date - April 16th
Signup/withdraw date - March 31th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of participants -15

Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute, so this swap is all about Japanese cuteness!

Cute elements can be found almost everywhere in Japan, from big business to corner markets and national government, ward, and town offices. Many companies use cute mascots to present their wares and services to the public. For example:

Pikachu, a character from Pokémon, adorns the side of three All Nippon Airways passenger jets.
Asahi Bank used Miffy (Nijntje), a character from a Dutch series of children's picture books, on some of its ATM cards.
All 47 prefectures have cute mascot characters
The Japan Post "Yū-Pack" mascot is a stylized mailbox.
The Japan Post also uses other cute mascot characters, for example, on stamps.

The most know example is of course Hello Kitty, but there are a lot of others. See http://www.sanrio.com/

So in this swap you make 3 very kawaii cards!!! You can use the already excisting characters or make your own very kawaii creature

Any medium is accepted. But I love hand drawn cards...
Send originals of your work on sturdy 2.5 x 3.5 cards. Scanned copies are not acceptable. And please do not just cut out a image from a magazine and glue it on a card.

I will cover postage (there are not many here from Holland...) but please send a address label with your real name and screen name and the swap name on it. Also write your username at the back of your cards. Extra atcs or goodies are appreciated but not required. If you are from the US a loose stamp would be nice, so I can use them for other swaphosts. But also not required.

Please sign up/withdraw by March 31th
Cards are due to me by April 16th. So that means a lot of time. Any late cards will be returned as it is not fair to those who get their cards in early and on time. Notice that I'm in The Netherlands, so sent your cards on time...

Swap is limited to 15 artists. I will pm my mailing address after you sign up.
And feel free to pm me with any questions.

More kawaii links from fingers (thank you :D)


Well, who wants to play???

1. kitybaby87 ~ ??? can't find her
2. Mishay38 ~ didn't react om pm
3. Jitterbug ARRIVED Returns received
4. jankensan ARRIVED Returns received
5. Sprankie ARRIVED Returns received
6. muppin ARRIVED Returns received
7. lisebu ARRIVED Returns recieved
8. addicted2shoppn ARRIVED Returns recieved
9. Bubblecup ~withdraw
10. stacirobyn ~ ??? can't find her
11. maxie23 ARRIVED Returns received
12. musicgal ARRIVED Returns received
13. inkadinkado ARRIVED Returns received
14. fingers ARRIVED Returns received
15. XxpinupmommyxX ARRIVED
16. iamlilian ARRIVED Returns received
17. lori.rn ARRIVED Returns received
18. egod ARRIVED Returns received

02-21-2008, 11:59 AM
Binka- Can the kawaii characters be of our own making, as long as they are kawaii?

02-21-2008, 02:41 PM
My cards are all ready to post. I will scan and send them in the near future! (They're currently decorating my shelf at home:rolleyes:)

02-21-2008, 05:21 PM
Binka- Can the kawaii characters be of our own making, as long as they are kawaii?

Sure they can be your own. I'd love to see what you come up with!

02-21-2008, 05:22 PM
My cards are all ready to post. I will scan and send them in the near future! (They're currently decorating my shelf at home:rolleyes:)

Can't wit to see them

02-22-2008, 03:57 AM
i just wanted to let you know that i am kinderposht i changed my nickname :)

02-22-2008, 03:02 PM
lisebu, your cards are here!!! Love them

02-22-2008, 03:28 PM
Just want you to let you know that I'm in Egypt from Feb. 23th till March 1st :)

02-22-2008, 03:38 PM
Have fun in Egypt!

02-23-2008, 02:15 PM
I'd like to join! (How do you get to go to Egypt?)

02-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Binka, Mailed my cards off to you today. Hope your time in Egypt is great!

P.S. Name change on new site, but used JLB on cards :rolleyes:

02-28-2008, 11:18 AM
can you ping me your address thanks!

03-02-2008, 09:08 AM
Hi all, I'm back and had a GREAT time!
Received great cards from Jankensan, iamlilliam and inkadinkado. Thank you all for the extras!!!

03-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Jitterbug, your cards are here. Thank you for the extra :)

03-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Just finished my cards today. I will mail them tomorrow

03-06-2008, 02:26 PM
Thank you for letting me know

03-08-2008, 07:41 AM
Sprankie, your cards are here :) Thank you for the extra

03-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Your Egypt pictures are amazing! My favorite is the camel at sunset. Glad you had a wonderful time.

03-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Your Egypt pictures are amazing! My favorite is the camel at sunset. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Thank you :) That pic is my fave too. (could be a great atc)
But there's more to come, 'cause I have an underwater camera with me!!

03-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Wow-you are over 15 participants...darn! I am too late! Next time for sure!!! :) Love Kawaii stuff!

Yes, I'm sorry. But I'll definitly do a second one. Too much cuteness arrived here!

03-11-2008, 11:17 AM
I mailed mine yesterday!
Look for cuteness in about 7 days!

03-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Musicgal and XxpinupmommyxX your cute cards arrived today :)

03-18-2008, 02:42 AM
Here's mine,hope u like them.
If it's not Kawaii enough, let me know.
Japanese text & Derwent watercolor pencils
Sakura oil Pastels (girl)
will be making 1 more.

03-18-2008, 10:50 AM
Hey fingers, they are very kawaii. Thank you

03-24-2008, 03:52 AM
mailed mine today.

03-24-2008, 07:13 AM
Thank you for letting me know, I'll let you know when they arrive

03-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Maxie23, your cards arrived today, thank you for the extra

03-31-2008, 03:19 PM
sent mine out today

03-31-2008, 04:03 PM
Great, I'll let you know when they arrived

04-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Fingers, your cards arrived today!! All of them very cute!!

04-01-2008, 09:18 PM
My cards went out this morning!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2381748428_ba6eeba234_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/2381748428/)

04-02-2008, 06:34 AM
oooh they are gorgeous

04-02-2008, 08:42 AM
o'.'o thank you!

04-04-2008, 04:24 PM
lori.rn your super kawaii cards arrived today, thank you for the extra :)

04-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Wow.......that only took 4 days from the states!!!!!

When my swaps get there quickly, I try to remember, which PO I mailed from and if I took them inside or dropped them off at the drive-up box.

I took those to the slower PO and to the drive-up box.........I'm impressed!!

04-05-2008, 04:45 AM
lol, the postal system is one big mystery sometimes. My record is from here in 2 (!) days in Seattle.

04-06-2008, 08:12 PM
I am mailing mine in the morning. Please keep one for yourself. The pale one is not so pale in real life.

04-07-2008, 10:54 AM
I looove the right one!!!

04-07-2008, 10:55 AM
addicted2shoppn, your cards arrived today!!! Very kwaii

04-09-2008, 05:20 PM
My cards are going out today. They should make it in time. Hope they are kawaii enough. Hand painted original designs.

04-09-2008, 05:46 PM
I think they are very, very Kawaii. Great job of making originals!:yes:

04-10-2008, 11:10 AM
My cards are going out today. They should make it in time. Hope they are kawaii enough. Hand painted original designs.

Very, very kawaii :yes:

04-11-2008, 11:03 AM
egod, your cards are here!! Thank you for the stamps :yes:

04-16-2008, 05:55 AM
Muppin, your cards arrived yesterday, thanks so much for the extra and the stamps

04-16-2008, 05:56 AM
All cards are here now!!
Will swap out this weekend!

04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
I mail the cards tomorrow. They are all swapped out, but I didn't find the time to go to the PO.
I'm really sorry, but work was really busy. But tomorrow I have to work till 12.00, so a lot of time to go to the PO

04-25-2008, 12:27 PM
All cards are mailed today. Please let me know if they arrive

04-26-2008, 12:39 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks for Binka for being the host. And thanks for the great cards: Muppin, inkadinkado andmaxie23.

Lise Bu
04-30-2008, 07:42 AM
I got my cards today thanks Binka - my cards are from;JLB, Fingers and inkadinkadoo - thanks so much and I especially love Hello Kitty from Inky - I collect Hello Kitty so it was great to open my envie and find her there - it was just like she was meant for me - hugs to all x x

04-30-2008, 07:47 AM
I'm really glad you like your returns :)

04-30-2008, 02:31 PM
Yay Fingers received her cards too

04-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Received my cards today! Thanks to egod, iamlillian, and jitterbug!
Thanks to Binka for a great cute swap!

04-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Oooh they are going quick to their new homes :)

04-30-2008, 11:04 PM
I received very kwaii cards today from maxie23, sprankie, and lisebu-UK! I've given rep, and thanks to you for hosting the swap, Binka!

05-01-2008, 11:22 PM
Received my little cuties. Thank you to addicted2shoppin, maxie23 and Jankensan - all my card as so kawaii!:cute: Great job with this swap, Binka! Off to leave rep!

05-02-2008, 01:48 AM
Hi Binka
Just received ur card + the Kawaii ATCs.
Thanks for hosting.

05-02-2008, 03:41 AM
Great they arrive so quick

05-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Thank you Christa for hosting this swap and for the cute card! I also received kawaii cards from iamlillian and inkadinkado.

05-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Kawaii.......So cute
And they were ... Thanks Krista for hosting

kinderposht, inkadinkado and Jankensan
What cute cards you made! I love the penguin and the piano :D

05-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Great you all love your returns :)

05-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Did everyone receive their returns (it should be...) please let me know so I can let this thread move to archive

05-25-2008, 03:08 AM
Thanks to our host and to Dee Dziana, Sprankie, and Kinderposht for great atcs received in this swap.

05-25-2008, 03:34 AM
Thank you for letting me know.
Only XxpinupmommyxX didn't react on my pm.
But this tread can move to archive now.