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September News & Shopping Offers

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

happy mail stamps

News and reminders

  • There’s a special offer on these Happy Mail stamps this weekend. You can get them super cheap plus everyone can buy the Patreon-exclusive mini stamp for a limited time.
  • It’s Spooky Autumn 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.
  • I’ve revamped my freelance website. If you need any help with Shopify, design work or anything else fun, have a look and get in touch.
happy mail stickers

Coming Soon…

It’s been a quiet month for my shop but I have lots of new things arriving! Look out for the following this month:

  • 4 new sticker sheets, printed on lovely eco-friendly paper. Happy Mail is one of them – that’s the test prints above.
  • The return of Glitter Ghost brooches (only 49 available)
  • A very limited edition special Ghost keyring (only 15 available)
  • Redesigned, more affordable, Happy Mail stamps
  • Some cute postcards and mini prints!
free printable calendar bookmark

Seasonal Freebies

  • Download my free printable calendar bookmark for September & October featuring a back to school pencil and cute spider (really!). Sign up to my mailing list for the download link or you can buy the whole set.
  • This month’s free wallpaper has a Sunny Days theme with happy suns and tiny daisies. Fits both computers and mobile devices. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
  • Get ready for Halloween with my paper craft Ghosts for cards or free printable garland.
Mug, pillow and tote bag are available from Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle.
Notebook is only at Redbubble & Zazzle.

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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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