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Monthly Challenges

May 2022 Challenge

May 2022 Challenge

01 May 2022 22 Comments

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

May is all about ANYTHING SPRING!

Spring photos, spring memories, spring flowers, spring colors....anything that pertains to spring is what this challenge is about! You don't have to use the word spring anywhere on your projects, but you certainly can if you'd like. We just want to see fresh feeling projects inspired by this wonderful time of year!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Sparkling Rose, Candy Apple, Aquamarine, Ocean Breeze, and Sunshine.

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:

Carissa Wiley

Nathalie DeSousa

Raquel Arribas Santiuste

Anett Gelencsér

Channin Pelletier

Emilie Chamel

Emily Midgett

Vicki Parker

Erica A-B


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, May 31st at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, June 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!

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01 Jun 2022 Ingrid Aries

I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful entries from May!

01 Jun 2022 Amy Solovay

Update: I managed to get 2 of my pages uploaded — YAY! Neither of these were the ones I had plan to link up, because I would have preferred to share the ones where I had also used Pinkfresh stamps instead of just the patterned papers, but it is what it is. I had already taken pics of these pages so I was able to upload them despite my dead camera battery. I’ll look forward to sharing the other pages soon.

This challenge actually took me further out of my comfort zone than I expected it to, because some other manufacturers’ stamps that I routinely use to make planner layouts with. I didn’t use any of those to make these pages, and it is a refreshing change from my usual look. I enjoyed the challenge!

31 May 2022 Amy Solovay

For the past few days, I have been busy making planner layouts that I am hoping to enter in this challenge. However, it might not happen, because my camera battery died. I am frantically trying to charge it!

If I’m able to get the pics uploaded in time, I’ll be linking up my 3 favorite pages (I made more than 3 of them.) They’re made using the “Take Pride” stamp set, some of the newer patterned papers (for example, “reason to smile”) and some of the older patterned papers (for example, “Hope” - soooooooooo pretty; it’s one of my favorites!)

I hope I can squeeze my entries in before the deadline, but either way, I am really looking forward to using these planner layouts. Thanks for making such wonderful, beautiful products, and thanks also for hosting this fun and motivating challenge. I really appreciate it!

31 May 2022 Michelle Turner

This is my first challenge and I’ll be back for more!!

29 May 2022 Annette Gordon

After almost a year of reno’s and having no access to make cards, I finally was able to dig into some past pink fresh orders and start creating. After making a ton of ANEMONE MAGIC cards, I thought I could try and enter them into the spring theme, as flowers are very springy! Love the monthly challenges and even got a layout from one of the past recipients submissions for one of my cards. Even if I don’t play along often, I love coming here and seeing what everyone else has created. Thanks so much pink fresh for the challenge and inspiration from other crafters.

29 May 2022 Donna Phelan

Hello! 1st time playing along in your Challenges, card entries # 72 & #74. FUN! You also got me back into scrapbooking, I played along 5 times in your National Scrapbook Challenge—so fun to be creating pages again! I have almost 5 years of our granddaughter to do, I am happy to say I think I have 14 out of 60 pages done….YAY!

25 May 2022 Megan N

You guys rock the florals, so this was a great challenge them! :)

24 May 2022 Maria Giselle B.

It has been a while since I last joined your challenge. Got to use my Pinkfresh Studio products. For the Spring theme, I have flowers as the main element of my card. I added the colors from the color theme. It was not exactly the same hue since it is either I have to make it darker or lighter to get the effect I want especially on the faux stained glass windows. It was fun creating the card. Thank you for the challenge. As much as I want to suggest a future challenge, I only have a limited supply of your products so I have to work with what I can. But we appreciate your open mindedness.

24 May 2022 LeslieT

I’m absolutely smitten with all of the PFS washi tape and die combos! For this thank you card, I used the Painted Peony Mix Washi Tape and Die, the Fancy Script Words Hot Foil Plate and Die, and the Hibiscus stamp set. Love, love, love your products! <3

23 May 2022 Claudia Ressler

Love your challenges and to create with your quality products.

22 May 2022 Sonya Marin

Thanks for the opportunity to share our designs! I absolutely love your products!

21 May 2022 Alexandra Y

Just shared my first card. (Rookiecardmaker) I was only planning on making one card but I got carried away and made three! I will be sharing the other two shortly! Thanks for such a fun challenge!

19 May 2022 Sheila Harper

I used your Floral Bunch Layering Stencil and Die. I love your layering stencils.

17 May 2022 Kinjal

I just shared my card. I made my own stencil with your dies and used that to make the background. I absolutely love playing along with your challenges (whenever I can) and the color palettes are always so refreshing and fun to use.
Thank you!

14 May 2022 Lora Bowman

I love spring 💜, thank you for the opportunity to share and enter. I will definitely have to buy more Pinkfresh! 😁
I hadn’t realized at first, that is what I needed for this contest. I didn’t fully read through the contest at first.
It’s all good! I love to create. Happy spring!

12 May 2022 Amber Bissonnette

Submitted a 12×12 layout it’s #28! Had fun ink blending a background with my mini cube ink pads and used up some ephemera from my stash.

11 May 2022 Deepa Robbins

Another great challenge! Beautiful inspiration! Can I suggest masculine cards for June & Father’s Day? I always have trouble with these and would love to see everyone’s great inspiration!

10 May 2022 Tara L Wilson

Hello Pinkfresh and Crafty Community Members.

All of the entries are creative and lovely – what great inspiration.

My projects are 21, 22 and 23. I hope I have properly linked my entries; this is new to me.

I stuck with a few main products for these cards: Songbirds on Branches, Daisy Chain Cover Plate, and the Diamond Tiles Rubber Cling Stamp (which seems to be so versatile.) For the cards in 21, I centered the songbird images in ovals. For 22, I inked stripes on the base of the card and placed the Daisy Chain panel over top, finishing up with Pinkfresh Gems (except for the red, which I scrounged from my stash). For 23, I draped some Songbird Branches over the Diamond Tile background.

It is fun to have a specific theme and color scheme to work with; it helps to push me out of my normal style. Thanks for the challenge!

08 May 2022 Dori Valdes


Love the colors in this May Spring Challenge. My card is #18. Thank you for your consideration.

Dori Valdes

08 May 2022 Sue Symens

Was super fun to play with the “spring” theme. So ready for spring to make an appearance.

06 May 2022 Debbie Frank

Hi, I posted three cards starting with number 9, 10, and 11.

On the first one I use the Hibiscus Washi stamp and stencil. With the nested Hexagon foil plate and Floral Grid for the panel. Oh my goodness, once I inked it up it is absolutely beautiful. One of my new favorites. Also paired with the small butterflies, foiled in gold. For the background I strategically placed the Diamond Foil plates, foiled in gold. Used the Dahlia Stamp and Stencil. When I was doing the layout I felt like I had a lattice to place my flowers along it. Also use some of the foiled small butterflies to go with it. Another beauty! this one is with the Sunflowers stamp and stencil. Paired with the nested Circle Hot Foil in gold. Panel is with the Sparkle Diamond plate. So pretty doesn’t need any
04 May 2022 Cindi Green

Hello! What a great challenge. I have two layouts uploaded and cannot delete the first one for some reason. The second one has the correct link.

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