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New! Christmas Cards

gingerbread man card

Sorry Christmas haters, but it is time. The clocks have gone back, it’s getting quite chilly and people are already shopping for Christmas. If you like to get started early, I’ve just added two new cards that are perfect for holiday wishes.

Gingberbread Man Christmas Card

I don’t generally sell a lot of Christmas cards so I have come up with designs that are suitable for other occasions too. My new gingerbread man would make a super cute Christmas card, but I’ll be keeping it up for sale all year round since it matches my gift wrap and would work for birthdays and general greetings too. It comes with a bright red envelope and a fun back print.

Sweet Snowflake Card

My personal Christmas cards last year featured a happy snowflake and it’s back on this new wintry card. It’s sadly impossible to photograph, but I went all out and got these printed on a shimmery pearlised card, plus the envelopes are pearlised too in polar ice – fancy!

More Christmas things to come next month, but early birds can check out the newly updated Christmas section of my shop.


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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