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Christmas Star Cards

It’s ridiculous to be blogging about Christmas in February but I forgot to show you my personal Christmas cards and it would be shame not to have a record of them. As usual, I was in a crazy rush so didn’t take any photos of the making process or even the final cards. I’m the worst. I did remember to take one at my dad’s house

christmas star card

These might be my favourite cards yet! I knew I wanted to do a star and I love reasons to use my paper cutting machine, plus I’d been looking at aperture cards recently and thought they would work well. Apart from some trouble finding a pen that would stand out on the dark blue, these were really quick and easy. I’m going to put a reminder in my calendar to post a tutorial later in the year, and I might sell some too, or kits to make them.

If you got one from me, I hope you liked it!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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