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Have a Happy Christmas

I’m taking a short break for Christmas but there will be some end of year stuff soon. Hopefully most people have received my Christmas cards so I can share the design. I decided to make small cards this year because tiny things are always cuter! I printed a bunch of little gingerbread men on some kraft paper and then cut them all out and stuck them on to cards which I’d printed. I used sticky dots so they’d look a bit 3D.

Considering I designed and printed them at the last minute, using only supplies I had in the house, they turned out great! I picked up some wage envelopes at WH Smith and stamped them with my new cookie cute stamp and it all looked super cute. So cute that I even went back for more so I can use them for order packing too – they’re the perfect size for brooches and badge sets.

Anyway, thanks for reading my blog this year and I hope you have a cute Christmas!


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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