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Price Freeze – What’s Going Up?

It’s the last week to take advantage of my Price Freeze before I raise some of my prices on February 1st. I have updated my overly complex spreadsheet with all the current costs and it affected less products than I expected but here’s what’s changing.

kawaii greeting cards

Cards – now £2, will be £3

I’ve kept my cards range at £2 for a long time but printing prices have gone up (thanks, Brexit) and I have no choice. Single cards will be £3 each but you’ll still be able to save by buying any 2 cards for £5.

Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables Postcards

Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables Postcards – now £1.25, will be £2

One of my most popular products is another victim of rising printing prices. These postcards will soon be £2 each or a set of 2 for £3.50 and I will use the money to take a better product photo!

kawaii banana fruit brooch

Banana Brooches- now £4, will be £5

These Bananas take more time to make than my Ghosts, thanks to the hand coloured stalk and tiny mouths that need removing with a pin (this is my silliest task for sure) but will still be a bargain at £5.

kawaii gift wrapping

Gift Wrap Sets – now £3, will be £4

My wrapping paper is staying the same price but gift tags are more expensive. That means gift wrap sets with tags and stickers are going up to £4 and packs of gift tags will be double the price.

kawaii buttons badges

Badges & Badge Sets

It’s not all bad news for badges. Sets of 4 are actually going down 5p! Single badges and sets of 5 will stay the same, but sets of 2, 3 and 10 will be going up to £2, £3 and £8 respectively.

kawaii fridge magnets

Fridge Magnets

I only added fridge magnets due to a customer request but they have turned out to be really popular! Now that I have a better idea of what I need to make them and how much time they take, prices are quite a bit higher. A single magnet will be £1.50, a set of 2 £2.90 and 4 for £5.

spoonflower fabric pencil cases

Fabric Pencil Cases- now £7, will be £10

And the biggest rise of the lot. Materials costs have risen quite a bit and these pencil cases are all sewn by hand so I think £10 is reasonable. You can always make your own instead!

You can see all these products in the Going Up collection so get your order in by Thursday.


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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