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Shop Small This Black Friday

I was in two minds about doing a Black Friday discount but it’s been a tough year and I could do with some sales so if you’re looking for some gifts or treats, please have a look. There’s 25% off at my own shop and digital downloads + even bigger discounts for print-on-demand.

Black Friday

Shop Small – 25% off

I’ve picked out over 70 products for my sale – get 25% off with the code SHOPSMALL23 until midnight on Monday 27th. It includes lots of popular products that make cute gifts or stocking fillers and there’s also some Christmas cards and stationery, and even copies of my book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. My Stamp Sale has also been merged into this so most mini stamps and sets are included. I’ll be popping free stickers in with most orders too.

digital downloads

Zines, Patterns & Printables

You can also get 25% off all my digital downloads at Payhip with code BF25). That includes zines, colouring pages, cross stitch patterns, and lots of printables like garlands, gift tags and stationery.

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Print-on-Demand Discounts

You can find hundreds of my characters and patterns in my print-on-demand stores including wall art, clothing, homeware, tech cases, stationery and all of my 2024 calendars. I get commission on every sale and it does all add up over the year.

Here’s the current offers, but check the sites again over the weekend as many are doing daily deals. All sites ship worldwide.

  • Redbubble (uses regional printers worldwide) – up to 60% off sitewide
  • Society6 (USA)* – up to 70% off + flash sales
  • TeePublic (uses regional printers worldwide) – up to 40% off + $15 tees
  • Zazzle (mostly USA, some local) – up to 50% off
  • Spoonflower (USA) – 25% off sitewide

* A reminder that this is the last week to shop all my designs at Society6 due to their new paid plans. I’ll be removing 65 next week and another 90 by the end of the year, leaving just the 10 most popular. Read more.

Thanks so much for your support! If you need more ideas for cute things, the Super Cute Kawaii team and I recently updated Our Favourite Kawaii Artists, Designers & Makers, plus we have a new page of Black Friday Discounts at Kawaii Shops For 2023.


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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