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New! Winter Stationery

I’ve got some last minute cute stationery surprises for winter time and holiday gifts.

kawaii memo sheets

Mini Memo Sheets

My mini memo sheets have been popular lately so I decided to add a winter set. They’re not overly Christmassy so can be gifted or used throughout the winter. They’d be perfect for thank you notes, happy mail and journaling. You can pick and mix your favourite designs too.

Winter Mystery Bag

The Halloween bags were fun to make so now there’s a mystery bag of winter stationery too. The contents are a surprise but will include a few of the new memo sheets and a shiny foil Snowflake sticker. These are limited and only available for a short time.

kawaii gingerbread house

Patreon Exclusives

There’s also still time to join my Patreon and get access to the exclusive shop. Patrons are currently able to buy very limited exclusive surprise boxes and have early access to a new product and a Black Friday special. You can join now from $1 and order straight away (though your order is not confirmed until Patreon charge you successfully on December 1st). If you join the $5 tier you’ll also get a postcard and sticker in the mail next month, featuring this new gingerbread house illustration!


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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