asking for trouble

Printables & Freebies Update

Since Payhip is working out well for digital sales, I’ve moved all my free digital files over too. You can download my free zines and free printables directly from my main shop and also through my Payhip store (though some older products are hidden from the homepage).


I feel like some of my printables are looking a bit dated so I’m planning to refresh them a bit and add extra print sizes too. When that happens, some of the current freebies will become paid downloads. The garlands will stay free but I’d like to list bigger projects like the tags and mini cards on Etsy too which means charging for them. Make sure to download all the files you like soon if you don’t want to pay.

paper crafts

I also have some new printables planned with the first one going up tomorrow! Following the lead of pattern designers, I’ll be making them free for 24 hours before upping the price. That lets my regular blog readers and social media followers get a freebie (if you’re quick!) while still letting me earn some money for my work in the long run.

What other cute printables would you like to see in future, and what sort of files would you pay for over a freebie? I’m making a list!

PS. If you ordered files recently from my main shop and find the download links don’t work any more, just email me and I’ll give you new ones.


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 »

Browse the archives

Buy my stuff

other things I Do


All text, photos and illustrations are © Marceline Smith 2007-2024 unless credited otherwise. You may repost my images with full credit and link. However, do not reproduce full posts without my permission or use my images or writing for commercial purposes. Thank you!


All opinions are my own and I am not compensated or sponsored for writing about any products or services featured unless stated in the post. Links to shops and websites may be affiliate links – I receive a small commission from your orders at no cost to you, which helps me fund this site. I do not accept advertising.