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Printable Christmas Gift Tags & Trouble Club Update

If you haven’t joined my Trouble Club on Patreon, you’re missing out on a lot of fun stuff. Here’s what’s been happening recently.

Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Printable Christmas Gift Tags

All my patrons ($1 and up) got a bonus reward this weekend – cute printable gift tags. I’m using the snowmen myself printed on to sticker paper but you can print on to card and write on the back, or use in your journal. Join now and you can download it straight away.

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Exclusive Posts & Previews

My patrons have been getting weekly behind the scenes updates, early access to blog posts, and some extra Japan content. I wrote a list of Things I bought in Japan that I’ve been using a lot, which won’t be published here on the blog until January, and you get instant access to my recaps I shared daily during my recent Japan trip.

Coming up this week is an exclusive process post of how I designed my personal Christmas cards and new character. We’ve also been chatting about possible future content, like tours of my home and town, which I am unlikely to share publicly.

happy mail package

Happy Mail

This has been such a hit and I really love picking up cute things to share in these packages. For only $10 a month, you get a box or letter (it alternates each month) with cute stationery samples, candy, handmade items, my own designs and a personal note + it includes shipping anywhere in the world.

If you’re a current happy mail patron and don’t have your Japan box yet, you should stop reading now as there are spoilers below!

happy mail package

Above are photos from packing the August & September packages – October was a postcard from me in Japan. The November boxes (below) were packed full of cute things I brought back from Japan.

happy mail package

If you’d like to join the Trouble Club, it’s only $1 a month to get all the posts, plus a monthly wallpaper and one-off discount code for my shop. Happy Mail costs $10 a month and there’s only 2 spots available. See you there?


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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