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Trouble Club April Rewards Preview

Here’s what’s coming up if you join my Trouble Club on Patreon before the end of April, including new Happy Mail tiers.


This month’s theme is Tiny Things! I love tiny things and have a whole type drawer full of them. I’ll be making some new tiny patterns for my Spoonflower store (for doll clothes) and creating some matchbox-themed rewards with the help of my Japanese matchbox labels book.

Trouble Club Supporter ($1)

  • Unlimited use 15% discount code for my shop
  •  Monthly wallpaper or printable
  •  Weekly Sunday catch up post with links & more
  •  Behind the scenes & design process posts
  •  Take part in polls for new products/designs
  •  Access to the new Trouble Club shop 

Trouble Club Member ($5)

  •  All the $1 rewards
  •  Bonus printables, zines etc. including exclusives
  •  Free access to the printables & zine archives
  •  Optional mail swap with membership card & badge
  •  A postcard in the mail every 6 months (January & July)

Happy Mail ($7 within UK, $8.50 for international) – NEW!

  •  All the $5 rewards
  •  Letter-sized envelope with exclusive postcard, a new sticker and other surprises
  •  Printed membership card & badge once a year (in your first delivery)

Happy Mailbox – $13 anywhere in the world – Limited to 15 slots – NEW!

  • All the $5 rewards
  • Happy mail deliveries shipped every month
  • Small box of themed surprises including new/exclusive products and/or handmade items every time
  • Printed membership card & badge once a year

This month’s main item is a decorated matchbox filled with an assortment of tiny things! The fun is in the surprise but there will be an exclusive badge and a tiny painting. This is inspired by a matchbox swap I did a long time ago – I’ve written all about it in a public post on Patreon so you get the idea.

matchbox swap

How Patreon works

To get these rewards, you need to join my Trouble Club before the end of the month as Patreon charges everyone on the 1st. You can find out more in my new info page.

Can’t afford to join?

You can still follow along for free. You won’t get any of the rewards but I do make some of my posts public. Also, the $1 tier wallpapers will be shared with my newsletter subscribers the following month. You can also take part in my Surprise Mail Swap – I will often include leftovers from previous Happy Mail rewards in my reply.


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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