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Valentine’s Day Cards & Gifts

Valentine’s Day is coming up very soon! If you’re looking for cards or gifts for your sweetheart, best friend or just yourself, here’s some ideas featuring my cute characters.

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Valentine’s Day Cards

However you feel, I’ve got a cute card to help you express it. All of these designs – and more! – are also available from my Zazzle store including blank versions to personalise with your own text. Zazzle ship locally in the US so you’ll have a better chance of getting a card in time if you order there.

valentine's day kawaii best friends gifts

Character Pairs

I have lots of paired characters that are perfect for couples and BFFs. Are you a Bunny & Panda? Or maybe an ice cream & ice lolly, sun & planet, Fuji & onigiri or bee & sunflower? Something else? Create your own pairing with my pick and mix badges.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts On-Demand

Lots of my cute characters and patterns are available on fun gifts at Society6 & Redbubble with everything from homeware and stationery to clothing and gadget cases.

valentine's day kawaii mug

I just added a pink version of my Bunny & Panda pattern and today there’s 25% off everything at Society6 and 20% off everything at Redbubble, so what are you waiting for?

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Valentine’s Day Freebies

If you’re short on cash, a handmade gift is always special. Many of my free paper craft tutorials can be used for Valentine’s Day cards and decorations, especially the Pancake and Peapod.


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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