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New Pattern: Happy Mail (up to 60% off!)

This week’s Sunday pattern is one a few people have been waiting for – my happy mail characters! They’ve now been added to my on-demand stores.

happy mail pattern

The elements for this pattern were already in a nice square so I tried a simpler repeat than usual. I had to move things around a bit to repeat nicely and ended up with a gap, so now there’s a post mark too. It says ‘happy mail for you’ with an envelope and crowns. I might have to get one made in real life!

happy mail pattern

Both colourways are now available in my Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle stores on tons of fun products. It’s ideal for those of us who send a lot of post – you can write lists in your happy mail notebook while drinking tea from a matching mug and then put all your packages in your happy mail tote bag before heading to the Post Office!

happy mail gift wrap

As always, there’s some good discounts for you. Zazzle has a huge Christmas in July offer for the next few days with the code ZAZZJULYXMAS. There’s 60% off cards, postcards & stickers, 50% off blankets & gift tags, 40% off tote bags, 30% off pillows & wrapping paper and 15% off everything else!

happy mail backpack

Over at Society6 has 25% off everything today. I’m still really keen to see these backpacks in person – I might give in next time there’s a big enough discount to offset the customs fees.


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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