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March 2022 Challenge

March 2022 Challenge

06 Mar 2022 24 Comments

Welcome to the March 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 February challenge on yesterday's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

March is all about FRAMES!

It's time to Frame It Up in March! There are SO many ways to interpret this fun challenge. You can use our paper embellishments, dies or create your own type of frame. The sky is the limit! Our scrapbooking team is featuring the brand new Happy Heart collection on their challenge projects this month, which is where our color inspiration was pulled from as well.

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Sweet Mustard, Peach Fuzz, Sparkling Rose, Mermaid Cove and 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:

Vicki Parker

Anett Gelencsér

Raquel Arribas Santiuste

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Emilie Chamel

Channin Pelletier

TaeEun Yoo

Sophie Delorme

Carissa Wiley

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.

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, March 29th at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, April 2nd.

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: 


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30 Mar 2022 Cristina

I had a lot of fun with this month’s inspiration! thank you!

29 Mar 2022 Amy Solovay

Project #69 is a scrapbooking layout featuring a picture of my husband and me visiting Catalina Island. In the photo, we’re in Two Harbors at Buffalo Campground.

This layout includes stamped imagery from the “Take Pride” set, textured stenciled stripes made using the horizontal stripes stencil, and patterned paper from the “Celebrate” collection.

It’s snowing and gloomy at my place right now, so my pics of this layout are not stellar — I plan to re-take them when I can get better lighting. I LOVE how this layout turned out and am so happy to add it to my scrapbook; thank you so much for hosting this challenge and motivating me to make this project!

29 Mar 2022 Amy Solovay

You asked us to comment and share a couple details about our projects, or to mention some challenges we’d like to see in coming months. re project #66: I used a couple of different Pinkfresh patterned papers, some Pinkfresh birthday-themed stamps and some old-school scalloped scissors to create a pretty birthday card with a scalloped oval frame.

re challenges I’d like to see in the coming months, that’s a great question. I LOVED this challenge theme! Maybe another one along these lines, where people could incorporate a certain shape, like a star, teardrop, heart or triangle…or Maybe a sketch challenge?

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge. I really appreciate having the bit of extra motivation to add to my card stash.

29 Mar 2022 Claire

Thank you for another great challenge. This was perfect to kick start my mojo x

29 Mar 2022 Amber Bissonnette

Entry #61 I used 2 different floral stamps to frame the pattern paper! And embellished with a mix of older collections! Thanks for another fun challenge

29 Mar 2022 SSchmidt

Better late than never. Entry 60. I cut up die cuts from the Dainty Blossoms die set to make this bouquet. Can’t decide whether it’s for Mother’s Day or birthday, so no sentiment. Not sure where it would go anyway. I love the sketchy nature of these flowers.

26 Mar 2022 Christie T

Entry 51 – I used the My Favorite and Grateful Heart papers from Days of Splendor to create a gallery on my project. It’s actually a double page for an extra wide gallery – thanks for this opportunity!

24 Mar 2022 Caitlin Davenport

Entry 47. I really enjoyed this challenge! Used the known and loved set with the diamond background.

24 Mar 2022 Claudia Ressler

Great challenge and contributions by both designers and entrants. I used a variety of stand alone frame dies both for A4 cards and slim line cards to create this layout. Some stencilling with the plaid stencil, hand stitched details and groups of blue brads complement my page.

23 Mar 2022 Debbie Frank

This is a fun challenge! I used the Beautiful blooms, heat embossed Folk Garden and stitched scalloped circle frame. I had extra flowers and did a second card on black card base using a Folk Edge rectangle on it. I think I need more frames.

22 Mar 2022 Leslie Turner

SO happy to have found your challenge! I used your Just A Hello Floral stamps and dies for my friendship card (along with all the colors in the inspiration photo). I created my own oval frame from black glitter cardstock. All of your DT inspiration samples are gorgeous! ;)

18 Mar 2022 Rosemary D

Another great challenged!

17 Mar 2022 Eulanda Silvey

Fabulous creations again and already some great stuff from everyone in the challenge link!! Thanks for another creative month!! 😀💕

16 Mar 2022 Michele F

Yes, I’m back! I found a way to use the negative leftover from the mini butterflies! My frame? Back to Basics Label Frames – Hexagon!

16 Mar 2022 Michele F

I found a very pretty way to ‘frame’ my sentiment on my card today! I hope you think so, too! Those mini foiled butterflies found a pretty colorful place to perch!
Thanks, Pinkfresh for such beautiful products to play with!

15 Mar 2022 Kelsey Thomas

This is a fun challenge! I made a best wishes card using the Playful Animal Friends 1 stamp set and the Frame Builder: Botanical Triangles set.

13 Mar 2022 Eulanda Silvey

Ooo great DT projects!! Love the colour challenge as it makes me think outside the normal green’s. Off to create!!!

12 Mar 2022 Christine Mannfeld

Fun to do a challenge using frames and colors 😃

12 Mar 2022 Trish Klemann

Hi! I used the geo blocks and beautiful blooms!

12 Mar 2022 Carol McCready

I just found a set of Pinkfresh slimline frames that I purchased and forgot about. Going to open them up and start making some cards.

11 Mar 2022 Deepa Robbins

I love the colours chosen for this challenge! And I know you guys have a ton of great frames to use for this! I can’t wait to get my entries in! I’ve been watching a lot of water-coloring with Emily Midgett so I’m definitely going to have to try that and Frame It Up for this challenge!

10 Mar 2022 Nancy E Leppek

Totally love everything about stenciling. You can get such effortless results and yet you can still be very creative. Hoping to play along with your challenges more as I am always inspired when I drop by! Love your DT!

10 Mar 2022 Amy Moore

I used the “Just a Hello” stamp set. Sparkling Diamonds cover plate and Folk Edge Rectangles. I love the stencils they make it so easy to add color.

09 Mar 2022 Lagene

Beautiful creations!

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