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Coming Soon…


If you’re subscribed to my mailing list, you already know this but plans are afoot for something very exciting – my first surprise box! I’ve designed special products for Super Cute Box before but this will be my own box full of new and exclusive stuff!


It was originally planned to be on sale 1st August but I had a disaster with one new product and it’s actually worked out for the best as I’ve had time to design and order more things. All I’ll tell you now is that it will have a Japan theme and feature Fuji, Onigiri, Sakura and more plus some bits from my Japan trip.

surprise boxes

I’ve been sharing a few peeks of new things on Instagram Stories. If you haven’t heard about these yet, update your Instagram and look for the avatars at the top of your feed. Images and videos only stay up for 24 hours so make sure you don’t miss them.

If you want to be sure of getting a surprise box, join my mailing list. There will only be 25 and they’ll be released to my subscribers first sometime next week.


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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