Monday, April 13, 2015

Mustang Monday Color of the Week - Strawberry Slush

This week's Mustang Monday color of the week is Strawberry Slush. I chose this color because it will be gone before we know it. Every year Stampin' Up! brings in 5 brand new colors that we get to enjoy for 2 years. Strawberry Slush was introduced in 2013 so it will be leaving us come June 1st. So I am hoping to get each one of those retiring colors covered in the coming weeks. I really love the "In-Colors" from 2013-2015 and will be very sad to see them go.

There were only 10 different shades of pink offered in 5 of the 52 years of Mustang production history. This pink you see above is a custom pink and what I found was that most of the time pink had to be special ordered. Please note however, that pink isn't something Ford tries to avoid, just take a look at their contributions through the Warriors in Pink program which has been ongoing for over 20 years now. I have found some really cool looking "cars for the cause". What a great inspiration!

One of the color combinations suggested by our Color Coach cards is Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand.  Mother's day is coming up soon so I used this combo to create a gift card holder for mom. Hehe...I haven't picked up a nice gift card so an expired debit card was my sample to show the pocket. This fun fold card is an easy way to create a gift card holder!


I used an embossing folder to to add dimension to the top flap of the card and decorated the label with a stamp from my Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. The sentiment comes from Mother's Love stamp set, which I will be demo-ing during my April Craft Along event on facebook this coming Saturday evening at 7pm.

The other combination suggested by our Color Coach card is Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe. For this combo, I created a Thank You card that I will be sending to one of my lucky customers. I love the butterfly punch and I love that Stampin' Up! has so many great butterfly stamps to coordinate and use along with it.

While preparing to create my cards for this evening, I was looking through my stash of card swaps for inspiration and I came across a couple of cards that I just have to share because both of these cards use the color combinations shown on our Color Coach card for Strawberry Slush, the combos I created cards for as well. The flower thanks card was created by Cindy Trowbridge and the Congrats card was created by Elisa M. Saucier.  Both of these ladies are team mates of mine and we share cards through our monthly team swaps. One of the many perks of being a demonstrator!


I hope you enjoyed this week's Mustang Monday post. Don't forget, you are invited to join our Mustang Monday color challenge from last week. I will be accepting cards until April 24. Come join the fun! 

Vroom Vroom...

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.


  1. I loved having a huge stash of swap returns to delve through too! I never tired of looking at them. Your card is lovely and I'm really impressed with your knowledge of Mustangs!

  2. A little secret.... shhhh... While I love Mustangs, I don't know as much as I would like to know. Google is my friend and I am totally enjoying learning more about my favorite car. I also have an avid Mustang lover boyfriend who speaks car language and I want to keep up so I have extra incentive here too. :D

  3. I am seriously in love with this color, too! And your fun fold of your card - swoon! I'm always sad to see fave In Colors retiring but as my friends say, something wonderful is on the way!

  4. I am seriously in love with this color, too! And your fun fold of your card - swoon! I'm always sad to see fave In Colors retiring but as my friends say, something wonderful is on the way!