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August News & Shopping Offers

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

happy mail printables

News and reminders

  • There’s still some early bird offers at my Trouble Club on Patreon – the first 10 people to sign up for $1 get these Happy Mail printables for free. The first 5 people to sign up for $5 get a surprise from me through the post.
  • I’ll be having a seconds/sample sale soon including variety packs of cards, brooch samples, flawed enamel pins and test prints of printables. It will be open to my Trouble Club patrons first.
  • My printable calendar bookmark for July & August is free for newsletter subscribers. Sign up here to get the download link and receive the rest of the year. You can also download the whole year for £3 with extra variations.
  • Wooden Bumblebee garden decorations are new in my shop!
  • Another batch of new patterns have been added to my Spoonflower shop, available on lots of fabric bases + gift wrap and wallpaper.
  • My 100 Days of Kawaii Characters project is almost complete! Follow me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook to see the last few characters.

on demand products

Current shopping offers

  • 30% off wall art in my Society6 store today with the code WALL30
  • 15-40% off everything in my Zazzle store today with the code ZDAILYDEALS1.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off all brooches and pins! 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.)

summer ice cream free printable garland

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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