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Custom Stamps Week!

I’ve had a few requests for new polymer stamps but I can’t keep too many designs in stock. Instead, for one week only, you can order a custom personalised character or address stamp!

personalised custom stamps week

In collaboration with Serious Stamp, these custom personalised stamps are available with ANY of my characters, even those not currently available in my shop.  For the first Custom Stamps Week, choose from the following:

personalised custom kawaii character stamps

Small round stamp featuring one of my characters

Great for crafts, gift tags, planners, journaling and more. Please note this is the older style of stamp where the design is stamped on top, rather than laser cut.

personalised custom address stamps

Personalised address stamp featuring one of my characters

Add a cute touch to your mail and save a lot of time during holidays like Christmas. This is your only chance to get one of these this year.

kawaii character stamps

Choose any character!

You can choose any of my original characters including those currently on products and patterns or from my 100 Day Project. I’ve mocked up a few characters to give you ideas but there’s hundreds to choose from.

kawaii character stamps

How it works

I am taking orders now through Etsy only until next Saturday. Just buy as many as stamps as you like and I will contact you to arrange the details and create a mockup of your design. Once all the stamp proofs are approved, I will send the files to Serious Stamp who will make the stamps by hand. They’ll be ready by the time I get back from Japan and will be shipped on or before 12th November, arriving in time for Christmas.


  • 13th October, 2pm BST: All orders must be received and paid for.
  • 14th October: All customers will be emailed to confirm the design.
  • 21st October, 2pm BST: All stamp proofs must be approved.
  • 12th November: All stamps will be shipped on or before this date.

Interested? Place your custom stamp order on Etsy.


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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