posted by Marceline

Sloths Are Cute!

Posted on May 29th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


If you don’t think sloths are super cute, maybe these “facts” will change your mind!

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1. Sloths are friendly and full of compliments, as seen in this print by Neil Slorance.

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2. They come in all sorts of pretty colours, like this guy from Sparkly Pony.

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3. They’re super comfy, at least if printed on a pillow like this one by Andrea Lauren.

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4. They like to hang around on your lapel, especially this trio of brooches by Who Is Pisces.

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5. They’re always late to the party. Oh well, even sloths aren’t perfect. Card by My Zoetrope.


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Most Wanted: Valfre Bruno Cat Purse

Posted on May 28th 2015 by in Most Wanted!


Valfre Bruno Purse

Here kitty kitty! Are you crazy about cat accessories like me? Then this Bruno cat purse from Valfre is perfect for you. Made of vegan friendly faux leather, it features a strap to sling over your shoulder and a cute design that will add a bit of kitty to your daily looks without having to pull out the lint roller. Valfre also has loads of other cute things like art work, stickers and tees in her shop.

Valfre Bruno Purse

Valfre Kittying Print


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posted by Marceline

Pocket Money Picks: ShopKawaii

Posted on May 27th 2015 by in Pocket Money Picks


It’s another Pocket Money Picks post of cute products that cost less than £5/$8 including shipping to at least one country. This time I had a look around ShopKawaii, as they have loads of affordable stationery and you can get 2 or 3 small items shipped for $4 within the US. Here’s my favourites.

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I love this Q*Lia notebook with unicorns and bunnies, which is a pretty big size for $3.99. It has squared pages for kanji practice, but I could find plenty other uses too.

ShopKawaii

The return of Space Panda! There’s a huge selection of memo pads for under $5 and this one is just $2.49.

ShopKawaii

As an official San-X partner, ShopKawaii have all the top characters and some less popular ones like Mamegoma too. These cute scented erasers come with a bonus tiny eraser included for $2.29.

ShopKawaii

There’s plenty Rilakkuma too, like these fun deco tapes for $2.99 each.

ShopKawaii

And finally, stickers! The majority of them are under $4 so I had a hard time choosing one to feature, but I’ve not seen these sushi characters before and you get a whopping 71 stickers for $2.99.


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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Ya Giveaway Winner

Posted on May 27th 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won the Rilakkuma prize pack from Kawaii Ya. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Yolanda Ramirez! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

rilakkuma market wallpaper

Yolanda’s favourite Rilakkuma theme is the market, which is one of my favourites too. You can download this wallpaper, and loads more from a great archive here.

If you weren’t lucky this time, Kawaii Ya have lots of cute stuff in stock. No new giveaway this week, I’m afraid, but check back in a few hours for a new post.


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posted by Natasja

Little Miss Bento’s Kawaii Bento Book

Posted on May 26th 2015 by in Books, Zines & Comics, Things To Eat


kawaii bento

I’ve been drooling over the cute bento creations from Shirley Wong (a.k.a. Little Miss Bento) for a while now. So when I read that she’d published her first book, it deserved a spot on my wish-list. ‘Kawaii Bento’ teaches you the basics and shows how to make cute bento with simple step-by-step guides.

kawaii bento

kawaii bento

Kawaii Bento offers over 70 pages of recipes divided in themes, such as weather and fairy-tale themed bentos. The other pages explain basic ingredients, tools and techniques. For example how to colour rice and how to shape rice balls. You can also find character templates at the end of the book.

Shirley mostly uses everyday ingredients such as rice, bread, eggs, cheese, carrots and cucumbers. Which is very convenient, especially if you haven’t got an Asian supermarket in your neighborhood.

kawaii bento

kawaii bento

Aside from the book there are plenty of recipes and ideas on littlemissbento.com. Don’t the Hello Kitty sakura bento and Doggy donuts above look too cute to eat? So if you haven’t heard of the website yet, I can really advise you to take a look (•ᵕᴗᵕ•).

Kawaii Bento is available in English at shops all over the world, you can find the list over here. UK readers can buy from Amazon and Dutch readers can get it at bol.com.


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posted by Marceline

Summertime at Memi The Rainbow

Posted on May 25th 2015 by in SCK Favourites


memitherainbow

We’ve featured Memi The Rainbow‘s cute hand-carved stamps a few times and there’s lots of fun summertime cuteness in store just now. As well as stamps, you’ll find handmade jewellery, stickers, pouches and PDF patterns and tutorials to try some cute crafting yourself. Check it all out on Etsy.

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memitherainbow


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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on May 23rd 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


happykawaiisupplies

If you’re feeling crafty, Happy Kawaii Supplies have loads of cute supplies at bargain prices including these pastel fairy kei star beads. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

kawaii-depot

Kawaii Depot have all the cutest Rilakkuma stationery including these sweet strawberry letter sets. Don’t forget there’s 10% off orders of $15+ with the code KDSS-10.

yozo craft washi tape

Yozo Craft have added lots of new washi tape and stickers including these total adorable San-X and Sanrio sets.

paperchase

Paperchase have a few offers on just now including 20% off the Safari Park range. This stationery set is quite the bargain.

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Over at my Asking For Trouble shop, I’ve added some new Pear and Carrot brooches at a special introductory price of just £2.50, plus you’ll get a free badge set if you spend £5 or more.

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Don’t forget to enter our Rilakkuma giveaway with Kawaii Ya – ends Tuesday!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!


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Cute Crafts Video Round-up

Posted on May 22nd 2015 by in Things To Make


Hello everyone, Frainy here with another crafty post! I’m getting ready for MCM Comic Con in London this weekend, so this post will be a showcase of some of my favourite craft tutorials I’ve seen lately.

I’ll start off with a SCK favourite, Maqaroon! This is a super cute and easy tutorial showing how to make adorable macaron plushies without needing to sew. Perfect for those like me who aren’t the best at hand sewing and don’t have a machine.

The next tutorial I’m showing you is from creativesculpey and is for this super sweet monkey charm. The tiny banana really makes this kawaii!

The final tutorial I will be sharing with you is from PolymomoTea in which he makes a tiny alpaca charm styled like the Disney Tsum Tsum plushies. The technique he uses for the fur is amazing!

Hopefully these tutorials should give you some good projects for the weekend! Which was your favourite?


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posted by Marceline

Let’s Go Into Space

Posted on May 21st 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Reading through your comments on the Kawaii Ya giveaway, I was pleased to see so many of you picking Rilakkuma’s space theme as your favourite. I’ve been nuts about space since I was a kid and I love seeing it kawaii-fied, even designing my own kawaii space products. I’ve searched up a few favourites from around the web for my fellow space fans.

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The Rilakkuma space stuff is starting to sell out so I really need to get a few things. Shop Kawaii still has lots of cute stuff in stock including the plushies in removable space suits.

explore

Momiji keep releasing cuter and cuter dolls and their latest, Explore, is a little astronaut! I’m not sure my willpower can resist her.

 

SugarKawaiiShop

I own these Space Panda stickers myself – they were just too cute not to buy, especially with a pink space bear jellyfish alien friend. Pick up a pack from SugarKawaiiShop on Etsy.

shana logic

If constellations are more your thing, this badge set by Missy Kulik at Shana Logic is so sweet.

pink samurai

And finally, cat planets! These cuties are available as hand-cut stickers or a print from The Pink Samurai.


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posted by Marceline

Free Kawaii iPhone & Mobile Wallpapers

Posted on May 20th 2015 by in Free Downloads, Games & Apps


While we share a lot of desktop wallpapers, phones and tablets don’t get much of a look-in. I had a search about for some kawaii designs and found it’s all a big mess so here’s some help.

rilakkuma iphone wallpapers

San-X release new wallpapers regularly, but don’t archive the mobile versions anywhere. Luckily, I Heart Rilakkuma on Tumblr posts them all up as they arrive. Here’s links to the Summer Festival and Watermelon designs and you can browse for more, including Sumikko Gurashi and Mofutan.

ghibli wallpapers

Studio Ghibli Gifs is another good Tumblr to follow, and not just for all the Ghibli awesomeness. There have been a few wallpapers posted up including these cute Totoro and No Face designs.

line deco

There are some great apps for downloading and designing wallpapers. Line Deco is super popular and has tons of wallpapers and icons in various themes. It’s free for iPhone and Android.

molang iphone wallpaper

Molang fans, there’s a wallpaper app just for you – Molang Sweet Skin – with lots of kawaii designs. Natasja has a good post about it on Kao-ani with some downloads too.

mt fuji bread slice iphone wallpapers

If an artist regularly designs desktop wallpapers, it’s worth checking if they have mobile versions too, or send them a message and see if they’ll start adding more sizes. I post up mobile wallpapers with my new calendar every month, as do Wild Olive and Design is Yay.

What’s on your mobile? I’ve had my own Mt Fuji since January so I’m probably due a change!


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posted by Marceline

Artbox Mug & Stickers Giveaway Winner

Posted on May 20th 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won those cute stickers and mug in our latest giveaway with Artbox. The winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Irit Caspi!

Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up your own Sugar Hotel mug for £6.90 or choose from loads of cute SuAtelier stickers from £1.50. Check back later today for a new post, plus there’s still time to enter our giveaway with Kawaii Ya.


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posted by Natasja

Girliepains Stationery and Printable Crafts

Posted on May 19th 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!, Things To Make


At Girliepains you can find the cutest stationery, papercrafts, prints and zines. Shop owner Mel Stringer is an illustrator from Australia. Her style can be described as whimsical and cute, but yet there’s room for ‘sad’ characters.

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Mel’s dog Grover happens to be a rising star on Youtube. If you are a fan – or like Pugs in general – this special Grover package with zine, sticker and pin might be just the thing for you.

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These 5 girls are obviously members of the Cute Butt Club and you can bring them home as a sticker pack or printable garland.

girliepains

girliepains

What I especially like about the shop is that you can purchase printable craft projects to make at home. I’d love to have the pastel kitten garland hanging from my wall. But I think that the Polaroid Camera craft is pretty clever as well.


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posted by Marceline

Washi Tape

Posted on May 18th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Hands up who’s addicted to washi tape? It’s one of the few stationery items that I actually manage to use and there are so many amazingly cute designs. Here’s a few of my favourites.

yozocraft

Yozo Craft have lots of new washi tape including these boxes with two kawaii designs. I think I need the Sumikko Gurashi one, but they also have Hello Kitty and Totoro!

aranzi aronzo

One of the reasons I haven’t been back to Japan yet is because I need to save up a fortune to spend in Aranzi Aronzo. You can buy online but there’s just too much choice. I really love all their washi tape, which they sell in a vending machine so you get a surprise. (I can’t link directly to the buying page, but you can search for masking tape to find it)

alpaca washi tape

Modes4u have over 400 washi tapes, including some really fun die cut designs. Who doesn’t like alpacas with hats?

UluruSelect

You could spend an entire month browsing washi tape on Etsy and spend a million pounds too. This animal heads (with animals on their heads) design is on my wishlist and is available from UluruSelect

CuteThingsFromJapan

And finally, birds don’t get kawaii-fied nearly enough so here’s some colourful birds tape at Cute Things From Japan.


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posted by Marceline

Sunday Links

Posted on May 17th 2015 by in Super Cute Sites


Another batch of cute things around the web to distract you from the end of your weekend.

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And take 5 minutes to watch Maqaroon‘s cool new video showing off the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. It’s like magic!


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Creators Interview: Mollie of Wild Olive

Posted on May 15th 2015 by in Super Cute Creators


It’s time for another Super Cute Creators interview. Today we’re finding out a little bit more about Mollie Johanson, who creates embroidery patterns and printables as Wild Olive. She also recently released her first book, Stitch Love (read my review), full of adorable embroidery motifs and sewing projects to make with them. Read on for another inspiring look into the life of a kawaii creative!

Mollie Johanson

Who are you and what do you make?

I’m Mollie Johanson, often known as Wild Olive. I think that things are better with faces, so almost everything I make has a face on it in some way or another. Most of my making involves embroidery and felt and hand sewing and a bit of quilting. Recently I’ve started making lots of cute animals (they have faces, so that totally counts, right?), and it has been so much fun to see what sweet creatures show up when I’m sketching and designing new projects.

When I have extra time, I’m still usually stitching, because I love it so much. But I also like baking, playing games, and watching old television shows.

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Where do you live and what’s it’s like there?

I live in a magical cottage of creativity! Okay, so really it’s a house where my parents, brothers, and sisters also live, and it’s in a suburb of Chicago. It does feel a little magical, definitely busy and loud, and it’s almost always filled with creativity.

Sanrio From My Childhood

What was your first experience with kawaii culture and why does kawaii inspire your work?

Sanrio was probably the first major kawaii influence in my life, and I was lucky enough to have, what I called “The Hello Kitty Store” in Chicago. Little Twin Stars were my favorite, and I still have some of the Sanrio items I had as a child. Beyond that, when I was growing up, there were just a lot of really cute toys and shows that were around.

Kawaii just makes me happy, and who doesn’t want to work with things that make you happy?

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