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New Stickers & 2020 Calendars

It’s been a week of deliveries so here’s a look at all the cute new products in my shop.

2020 calendar postcards

The 2020 calendar postcards are here and full of cute ghosts. They’re printed on a nice thick recycled matte card that will last you all year. Get them now individually or in a pack of 5 to send to friends. If you’re outside the UK, it may be more affordable to order from my on-demand partners – here’s all the links.

2020 calendar tea towel

My sample print of the cut and sew tea towel fabric arrived from Spoonflower and looks lovely. I’m always impressed at how much detail they manage to print – you can see even the ghost on the stocking has a tiny crown. I recommend ordering this on a fat quarter of cotton/linen blend for the best results – here’s my somewhat helpful guide to sewing a tea towel. PS. Spoonflower have been running A LOT of tea towel contest themes this month so I expect a 2 for 1 deal is coming up.

mt fuji kawaii stickers

I’m glad my vinyl stickers have been popular as I’m a little bit addicted to making new ones. This happy Mt Fuji has joined the gang and is perfect for anyone who loves Japan, travel and adventures.

gingerbread man stickers

There’s mini Gingerbread Men for Christmas too, available in mix and match packs to share.

happy mail stickers

These aren’t for sale but I made some Happy Mail stickers to stick on your parcels – and I’m popping a few free ones inside bigger orders too. As always, your best chance for freebies is to do one or all of the following: order from my Shopify store, leave a nice message, buy multiple items.


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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