asking for trouble


I’m not a fan of scrapbooking as a hobby requiring an aisle of Hobbycraft’s worth of patterned paper, glitter glue and 3D stickers, but sticking things in books is a pretty good idea. I started my scrapbook years ago but never really have much time for getting on with it. However, I found some more bits and pieces from Japan while clearing out so I made some time this weekend. I basically just theme pages around a subject or trip and then stick in whatever fits. Above is boarding cards and Shinkansen tickets and a page of business cards from Design Festa.

Here’s a bunch of things from inside gashapon! I have another couple of pages of these too.

The actual book is a giant A4 sketchbook someone gave me that I never used. I stuck a nice shiny Gloomy Bear sticker on the front. I could do with a book to put postcards in too – I have loads and they often have nice things on the back too. What do you do with your memorable scraps?


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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