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Monthly Challenges

May 2023 Challenge

May 2023 Challenge

07 May 2023 17 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 March 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 Rainbows! 

We can't wait to see the ways you add RAINBOWS on your projects! You can ink blend, use patterned papers, add a rainbow shape...the possibilities are endless!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Candy Apple, Clementine, Sunshine, Key Lime, Aquamarine, & Lavender.

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:

Anett Gelencsér


Carissa Wiley

Karlla Dauer


Debby van Diepen

Josefine van der Hoeven 

Karin Hoegger

Vicki Parker

Channin Pelletier

Sophie Delorme

Andrea Moritz

Angela Tombari

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa


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 30th at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, June 3rd.

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

Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

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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30 May 2023 Donna Oates

This is my first time playing along with this challenge. I haven’t done one in a while. The Rainbow challenge seemed perfect for the Rainbow Daisies Washi. Sssoooo that’s what I did.

30 May 2023 Deborrah Cannizzaro

Rainbows are beautiful, but it’s not one of my go-to palettes. Thanks for inspiring me to to play with some stencils and inks. I had fun experimenting with colors and ideas. LOVE your inks – they are my all-time favs.

29 May 2023 Andrea Trinh

Absolutely loved the rainbow challenge. It really inspired me to use some of my supplies including the rainbow floral washi set – just perfect for this challenge.

28 May 2023 Rae Kryc

Thank you for another great monthly challenge – it inspired me to create two cards – on the first I focused on stamping flowers in a rainbow colored theme, and on the second I ink blended a rainbow backdrop. Color challenges always inspire me and often help me step outside of my comfort zone and get the creative juices flowing, keep ’em coming!

27 May 2023 Ruth Gauss

I used Happy Heart for my rainbow and just adored working with the pastel rainbow I was able to emphasize through my design.

I am curious as to how one would link back to the challenge from Instagram? I have no idea how to do that (and have it be effective.) Any tips would be very much appreciated!

26 May 2023 Monique

Rainbow is my absolute favourite layout colour scheme so I especially loved this challenge! I started by cutting up a sheet of ‘Happy Place’ patterned paper and placed the sentiment strips in rainbow order down my page, next to my photos. The pretty florals from the Celebrate Today stamp set were the perfect addition. I just love the contrast of adding black and white florals to a colourful layout! Finally, the Small Butterflies metal die for some mixed media butterflies to flutter across the page.

26 May 2023 Amy Hanne

This is such a fun challenge! I have just the Pinkfresh stamp set to do this one!

22 May 2023 Maria Giselle B.

I love PS patterned papers because of the colors and that you can give it a new look. My background was created by cutting apart the colored squares of the patterned paper. Aside from the PS ephemera, I used the PS Inna Alpha to created the main title of my layout. Plus, I could not resist stiching on the layout. Just like what the sub-sentiment ephemera states, “Memories are stitched with love.”

21 May 2023 Sherri Levinton Thompson

Please visit my link for card 40. I tried not to use a traditional rainbow to showcase the PK colors. I think it is a cute, whimsical Pink Fresh entry. By the way, I love Pink Fresh products and the inks are so much fun to create with. I am living my best PINK LIFE (boy MOM). Thank you and good luck to everyone!

21 May 2023 Greta H

This month’s challenge gave me a chance to make a card using pastel rainbow colors which is something I’ve had in mind for awhile. Had to rewatch videos, but finally got it into my brain how to use the Diamond Pop Out stamp—so fun! Thanks for continuing these challenges!

16 May 2023 Jael

Love this challenge and the DT layouts!

11 May 2023 Claire Hawkins

Love this challenge – perfect for Delightful.

08 May 2023 Samantha Pfrimmer

So the rainbow challenge is a good one. I’ll have to stretch my creativity. I’ve already done roses, but I’m working on what may come next!

08 May 2023 Michelle

I have wanted those rainbow daisies since the blog hop! I finally got them and got to use them this weekend for a card for my MIL who encourages my card making efforts wholeheartedly (and buys them from me to support my craft habit!!). I love that washi tape and die set even more than I thought possible!!!

08 May 2023 Claudia Ressler

Totally in love with the rainbow challenge and all the gorgeous DT inspiration!

07 May 2023 Carol

I am new to your monthly challenges and facebook
At this time, I have none of your products can I still participate?

07 May 2023 Candyce Rude

I love the new balloons stamp set, how they look like you can see through them.

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