Holiday Sneak Peek: Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Preserved

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Can it really be time to be thinking about the holidays?   For those who like to get a head start, Stampin’ Up! has adjusted their holiday catalog schedule this year in your favor!  The holiday catalog customer sales period begins August 1, a month earlier than in previous years.  While we wait for the catalog to begin, it’s my job to show off the new products (one of the pleasures of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) with lots of fun samples . . . starting with today’s clean and simple (CAS) card!


  • Meet Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  It salutes harvest time with fresh and fun patterns.  Colors include Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Raspberry Ripple.  I discovered that Sahara Sand (my card base and card stock for the pear) coordinates pretty nicely, too.
  • The pear stamp and little stem are from the new Perfectly Preserved stamp set.  They were cropped with the Cannery Set Framelits Dies (also new) that coordinate with the stamps.  So quick and crisp!

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  • The Sahara Sand card base is 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.   The strip for the sentiment measures 5 1/2″ long and allows the card to fit in a standard (A2) envelope.

NEED A COPY OF THE STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG?  Please email me ( your name and U.S. address and I’ll send you a copy of the Holiday Catalog FREE.  IMPORTANT!!  If you have a customer relationship with another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copy. 


DO YOU NEED A REASON TO SMILE?  During JULY ONLY, purchase the Stampin’ Up! Reason to Smile stamp set for just $5 with a $50 product order.  This exclusive set will not be available after July 31.  Get the details.

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Stamp Sets:  Perfectly Preserved* (Wood-Mount 126690, Clear-Mount 126692), Perfectly Penned* (Wood-Mount 122890, Clear-Mount 122892)
Paper:  Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper* (126895), Island Indigo (122923), Sahara Sand (121043)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126924), Lucky Limeade (126984)
Cool Tools:  1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Cannery Set Framelits Dies* (127822), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Naturals Designer Buttons (127554), Natural Linen Thread (104199), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Available August 1, when the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins.

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  1. Oh boy…the Orchard Harvest paper is delicious! I’m a summer, gal…but this makes me look forward to some cooler temps! Beautiful card, Mary! Happy Friday! ~Donna

  2. OMG!! I absolutely love that card. Very nice!

  3. Can’t wait for the new catalog and all the goodies it will contain. Love your new picture.

  4. Love your new picture. It is great of you.

    The card is super as usual.
    Hugs and have a good weekend.

  5. OMG!!! I am a demostrator in Europe and we are all a month behind in getting our goodies! I am thrilled with the new Catalogue and I am just itching to start. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration from abroad!
    Stempelwalkuere Cynthia

  6. Beautiful card Mary…and a beautiful beautiful new picture of you !!

  7. Love your card and your new picture!

  8. I too like the new Mary Fish Photo!:)
    And this Fall paper has so many Possibilities. I am ready for something new -I make preserves- so am excited to see the new mini holds.
    Thanks for this lovely card!

  9. I live your new picture, too! Your blonde hair is georgous! :)
    And, this card is adorable! Love the sweet pear!

  10. Hi Mary
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great JOB!
    Greetings from Puerto Rico

  11. Ok I’m sold, I need that paper NOW! I love autumn (even though I live in Florida where we don’t have the autumn beauty), autumn colors, autumn smells…and this paper screams autumn. It’s at the top of my list even before I’ve seen the catalog.

  12. Very cute picture! Nice card also.

  13. Ms Mary , I love it … make me want to buy everything you post !!! Not a bad thing !
    Hugs Frenchie

  14. Honestly love everything about this DSP – Your card is stunning and LOVE your new pic. So glad I got to see it in person on Tuesday night – SO PRETTY! Thanks for the share today….Your work is honestly AMAZING!

  15. Great card, Mary! I love your new photo! :-)

  16. Design, paper, colors. Very nice.

  17. Well Miss Mary, I was resisting this suite until I saw your card today! Gotta have it now!

  18. I love this card!! Fall is my favorite time of year anyway, but this really makes me want to wish the summer away :o) My Holiday catalog order is ready and waiting!!!

  19. I love all of your cards Mary! You’re my first stop in the mornings, each and every morning with my cup of coffee!! I absolutely love this new picture of you! I love the Black & White along with the softness it brings to you, the image! So far it’s my favorite! Have a Fantastic Friday! :)

  20. Once again, a beautiful and simple card from my fav artist! I do love fall colors and papers. BTW…love your new B&W picture of you.

  21. So pretty! Love this one! I hadn’t looked at those papers twice, but now I’m thinking I might want to select this as one of my free paper packs for recruiting! It’s so pretty!

  22. Beautiful card…I have a question about the size. Are you cutting the card down so that with the banner you will still be able to fit it into an A2 sz. envie, or are you folding the banner under the card base?

  23. thanks for the nice feedback about my new “do” and photo :) Erica . . . yes, i cut the card down to a smaller size and the banner goes the “distance” to fit in an A2 envelope. hugs, m


    I’m so glad I joined your site, I so look forward to your beautiful cards. My niece has been in touch with you, she also owns a Pug. You’re not to early to think about fall, in my store (Michaels) we have Christmas out!!!

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