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July News & Shopping Offers

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

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

News and reminders

  • It’s almost time! My first book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii is published on Thursday! You can pre-order it in the UK and internationally from loads of places and I have signed copies and signed bookplates available.
  • This month’s free wallpaper features tiny happy clouds and fits computers and mobile devices. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
  • It’s Summer Holiday month on my Patreon – you can still join up to get exclusive content including posts about my book and upcoming trip to London, printables and zines and access to the Trouble Club shop.
kawaii summer pins

New in the shop

All prices include free UK shipping + there’s 15% off any order of £15+

free printable calendar bookmark

Seasonal Freebies

summer on-demand

Current shopping offers

  • 20% off everything in my Redbubble store today with the code PARTY.
  • 15% off everything in my Zazzle store today with the code ZAZSUMMERSUN.
  • Look out for 4th of July discounts soon. There will be 40% off everything in my Society6 store from tomorrow!
  • Free UK shipping on all orders in my main shop + 15% off all orders over £15.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Summer Fun collection! 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.)
  • 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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