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Travel Journals and Father’s Day

Travel Journals

Summer is most definitely here and I’ve been working on some summer-themed items for the upcoming Poppytalk Handmade market. I’ve been collecting up some vintage maps so today I made a couple of travel journals – they’re covered in sections of a 50s vintage map of Central America and embellished with vintage stamps. They’re lined inside so perfect for a travel journal or holiday notebook. If you’re jetting off somewhere this summer or looking for a goodbye gift for someone moving abroad then this is the perfect answer! They’re in the shop now.

They’d also be good for a map loving dad. Yes, Father’s Day is coming up very soon (15th June!) so I’ve put together a few more masculine things to help you pick something to treat your dad. Have a look at the Gifts For Guys guide for more.

L-R: Ghost phone cosy, Nautical photo card gift box, Black Metal notebook

Right, I am off to gocco. I hope it all works out.


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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