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July News & Shopping Offers

Hello July! Here’s what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

free printable calendar bookmark 2018

News and reminders

  • There’s a new free printable calendar bookmark for July & August for newsletter subscribers. It’s just gone out so check your inbox (And spam folder…) or sign up here. You can also download the whole year for £3 with extra variations.
  • I’ll be telling you more about this on Wednesday, but I’ve started the Trouble Club on Patreon so I can get to know you better and share new freebies, previews and Q&As. You can join from $1 a month.
  • Happy Mail stickers are now in my shops in packs of 2, 5 or 10.
  • My 100 Days of Kawaii Characters project is on holiday but I’ll be back posting daily-ish on InstagramTwitter and Facebook very soon.


Current shopping offers

  • 20-40% off everything in my Society6 store through Thursday with the code HAPPY4TH
  • 25% off everything in my Zazzle store today and tomorrow with the code ZAZZLEUSA25Z.
  • 20% off everything in my Redbubble store today only with the code 20FORYOU.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Summer Fun collection! Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers.)

kawaii paper craft ice cream garland tutorial copyright marceline smith

Seasonal freebies

Ongoing Offers

  • Free UK shipping / discounted £2 shipping worldwide on all orders over £15 in my main shop + 10% off your next order!
  • $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
  • 25% off any 4 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop or 50% off any 10!
  • 15% off any 2 mugs or spiral notebooks from my Redbubble shop.
  • 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.
  • More ongoing offers can be found on my Special Offers page.

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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