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August News & Shopping Offers

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

summer sale - 25% off!

News and reminders

  • My Summer Sale has started! Get 25% off 50 products including stationery, pins, zines, lucky bags and more!
  • My first book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii is now available in the UK and internationally from loads of places and I have signed copies and signed bookplates available.
  • Keep August 16th free if you’re near Edinburgh as I will have news of a fun book event soon.
  • It’s Japan Memories month on my Patreon – you can still join up to get exclusive content including posts about how I plan my Japan trips, and printables + wallpapers and access to the Trouble Club shop.
The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

New in the shop

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

Kawaii Mt Fuji wallpapers

Seasonal Freebies

  • This month’s free wallpapers have a motivational Mt Fuji who knows you can do it! There’s files for both computers and mobile devices (+ more motivational characters if you join my Patreon). Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
  • There’s also a free printable calendar bookmark for July & August. Sign up to my mailing list for the download link or you can buy the whole set.
  • Make some cute summer decorations with my paper craft Ice Cream garland or free printable garland.
Kawaii Motivation at Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle
My motivational Mt Fuji & Rainbow are now on Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle

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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