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Monthly Challenges

February 2023 Challenge

February 2023 Challenge

Welcome to the February challenge at Pinkfresh Studio! You all created such amazing projects for last month's challenge, and we can't wait to see what you create this month! This challenge is for ALL papercrafters - including scrapbooking, cardmaking, minis, journals, notebooks & more!

If you haven't checked it out yet, we featured our Top 3 Cards & Layouts, plus the prize winners from the January challenge on yesterday's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

February is all about Stripes and Plaid! 

We can't wait to see the ways you incorporate stripes and plaid on your projects! From paper strips, to die cutting, to stenciling, to pattern paper - there are so many possibilities!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Ballet Slipper, Apricot, Lemon Whip or Sunshine, Mint, & Meadow.

As always you can use just the theme, just the colors, or use both for your projects! Here is some inspiration for you from our amazing team:


Josefine van der Hoeven 

Karin Hoegger

Vicki Parker

Channin Pelletier

Angela Tombari

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Carissa Wiley

Anett Gelencsér

Debby van Diepen

Karlla Dauer





One cardmaking entry and one memory-keeping entry will receive a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio Store! The two winners will be randomly selected based on these two categories.

Gift card winners: When winning a gift card, the amount of the gift card can be put towards any order in the Pinkfresh Studio online shop. Winning a gift card does not change order minimums if your location requires them or shipping costs. Please check our Shipping Rates page for all the info you need before entering a giveaway for a gift card code.

Now it's time for YOU to play along!


  1. Create a new card, layout, journal/notebook page, mini album, DIY or any paper project using the challenge graphic posted above. While it is fine if you use a few items from other companies, the focus should be on Pinkfresh Studio product.
  2. Post your project to your personal blog, Instagram or online gallery. Please make sure you link back directly to the challenge.
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below.
  4. You may enter up to 3 new, never seen before projects into our challenge each month.
  5. Please make sure to leave a comment on this post! Feel free to tell us a couple details about your project, or mention some challenges you'd like to see in coming months.

Get your creations linked up by Tuesday, February 28th at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, March 4th.

For even more inspiration and amazing projects, make sure to follow Pinkfresh Studio on all our social media sites!

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We want to see your projects on Instagram! Please add the hashtags #pinkfreshstudio & #pinkfreshchallenge, and tag @pinkfreshstudio to your uploads so we can see them too!

Happy crafting! We can't wait to see what you create! Please add the link to your creation below. It's come to our attention that the link list code isn't showing up in some browsers. You can also access and add your project at this link: 




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


16. Mar 16, 2023

Hello administrator, Your posts are always well-written and easy to understand.

Jamey Pitman
15. Feb 28, 2023

Loved this challenge!

Manasa Vavilapalli
14. Feb 27, 2023

Posting on the 27th. I only just realized that I do not have any PFS happy birthday stamp sentiments. That is next on my wish list.

roxanne tellini
13. Feb 26, 2023

Just added card #2…. I did say I love plaid/stripes, right?? LOL Couldn’t resist challenging myself again, any excuse to use my growing hoard of Pinkfresh products :)

rae kryc
12. Feb 23, 2023

I enjoyed this month’s challenge. Beautiful colors to work with.

Natasha Polite
11. Feb 21, 2023

Such a pretty color scheme, puts me in the mood for some spring cardmaking!

10. Feb 20, 2023

I’m very new to layered stencils but really cannot resist your beautiful designs. I fussy cut the best results I inked using a Folk Art Print set my sister gifted me last year. I’m glad to check out the inspiration here to get better at this fun hobby!

Jennifer K
9. Feb 14, 2023

I’m new to Pink Fresh, but not new to scrapbooking! loved the theme of this challenge! I’m all about stripes and plaids! Especially when your focus is on a single photo! Lots of layering with your beautiful papers! For future challenges, I love anything beach/summer themed!

Jennifer Leonard
8. Feb 12, 2023

LOVED this challenge – I’m a sucker for plaids and stripes, so I used both on my card! I challenged myself with my ink blending technique within this challenge too (I tend to be very heavy handed) … so this was a great challenge all around, thank you!

rae kryc
7. Feb 11, 2023

I’ve already reordered ‘Flower Market’ , I love it so much. The Design Team inspirations are just beautiful.

Kelly Daye
6. Feb 11, 2023

Love these challenges and am thoroughly enjoying Flower Market! Perfect fit for plaid and stripes x

Claire Hawkins
5. Feb 08, 2023

I really had to think about this one. I made a card and decided it just didn’t do it for me. I cut apart what I could and just tried to re-invent the wheel. I now have a scrapbook page. I used all the colors mentioned, but as I am not a fan of orange, I used the least amount of it, but used it more for blending. The colors are soft so i tried to keep my layout very subdued and use stripes and plaid in as many ways as I could. Also, there is a lot more white space than I am used to leaving, but again the colors seemed to be more balance with the white. This was definitely a fun challenge; all my dies and colors are PINK FRESH because I love the products.

Sherri Levinton-Thompson
4. Feb 08, 2023

Hi, went for the colors and did the strips but kinda made my own plaid. Great challenge!

Debbie Frank
3. Feb 07, 2023

I opted for the plaid for my monochromatic layout. Love this challenge- again!

Claudia Ressler
2. Feb 06, 2023

Love this challenge theme. I can never get too much plaid!

Samantha Pfrimmer
1. Feb 04, 2023

Great challenge! I’ll be participating. :)

Nicole Martel

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