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Monthly Challenges

October 2021 Challenge

October 2021 Challenge

03 Oct 2021 18 Comments

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

September is all about Fall & Fall Holidays!

October felt like the perfect time to be all about fall, and any of the holidays that land within these fun fall months! Don't forget that you can make custom sentiments with our alpha stamps & dies, along with our puffy alpha stickers too!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Detail Black, Clementine, Candy Violet, Misty Coast, & Tidal Pond.

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

Carissa Wiley

Nathalie DeSousa

Raquel Arribas

Sophie Delorme

Keia Shipp-Smith


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.

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 5 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, November 2nd at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, November 6th.

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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01 Nov 2021 yvette weber

This is my first time playing along with your monthly challenge! Beautiful inspiration!

27 Oct 2021 Shar

This is my first Pinkfresh challenge and I hope to do lots more now that I have found you! Newbie to your products and can’t wait to add more to my stash. Lemons and Blueberries aren’t very fall, but it’s what I have to work with so I did what I could. LOL Looking forward to future challenges.

27 Oct 2021 Shar

This is my first Pinkfresh challenge and I hope to do lots more now that I have found you! Newbie to your products and can’t wait to add more to my stash. Lemons and Blueberries aren’t very fall, but it’s what I have to work with so I did what I could. LOL Looking forward to future challenges.

27 Oct 2021 Vicki Davis

Challenge entry #34
I just got the Layered Sunburst stencil and wanted to use it. I chose to only use stencil #3 for the background and softened the intensity of my ink so as not to take away from the striking flowers. I stamped and stenciled the English Garden flowers and after die cutting them chose a few to arrange on the background. I used a sentiment from the Modern Layered Florals set. 💖

26 Oct 2021 Sue Symens

Your layering stencils are a breeze to use. I always love a sketch challenge.

25 Oct 2021 Greta H

I had such fun using Layered Wreath Stand Alone die for a Thanksgiving card I will send to a blogging friend. Previously, I’ve just made Christmas cards with that wreath. Thanks for another great challenge!

24 Oct 2021 Maree Crozier

Another fun challenge! I tried to highlight each color in the challenge and used The Best Day with a little Happy Blooms thrown in!


Love the color scheme. I plan on tackling this challenge tonight. Beautiful inspiration!

21 Oct 2021 Vicki Davis

Challenge entry #20. I used some Pinkfresh watercolor ink to create my background. A quick swipe of the brush in the vibrant ink on a panel of watercolor paper is all it took. I die cut from card stock a couple of Leafy Branches and added a sentiment from Joyful Bouquet. Had a lot of fun with this quick card. 💖

21 Oct 2021 Nikki Foraker

I am loving the color inspiration! Such a great jumping off point. 🥰

19 Oct 2021 Michele F

I had such fun with these colors! Definitely unexpected on a Christmas card – but perfect from my view! I used the Pop Out Christmas sets to create my card!

18 Oct 2021 Vicki Davis
- I started with a white A2 panel and used the Folk Garden stamp and stencil to create the pretty background. I blended some Apricot ink over the entire panel as I didn’t like the stark white contrast with the bright colors. The shadow layer of the Lots of Love die was cut out of chocolate brown card stock 5 times and then stacked together to give some lift from the flat panel. The letters were cut from a small ink blended strip of white card stock. I mounted the finished panel onto a chocolate brown card base. 💖
17 Oct 2021 Joyce

I am playing along for the very first time today. I just love the colors in this month’s challenge. I am entry #13.

15 Oct 2021 Vicki Davis

My second challenge entry this month is #10. I used the Pop Out Sunburst stamp and Apricot ink for all of the rays except the last 2 I used Clementine ink. I like how using the 2 inks gives the background an organic look. After cutting out the inked panel with the matching die, I added the circle element using the Painted Peony washi tape. The sentiment is taken from the Joyful Bouquet stamp set. Thank you for hosting the monthly challenge. 💖

14 Oct 2021 Vicki Davis

My first challenge entry this month is #4. I started with an A2 size piece of kraft paper. Using the Diamond Plaid stencil I ink blended the panel with Clementine, such a pretty orange. Next I put the Modern Layered Floral stamp in my Misti and used various ink colors on each layer. I really love the fall look of this card just by incorporating the brown and orange inks. I appreciate these monthly challenges as it is the starting inspiration for lots of fun and pretty projects. Thanks! 💖

14 Oct 2021 Beverly Jordan

For my card today, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom Stamp and die colored with Copic markers to use the specific colors in this month’s challenge. The Ornate Oval frame die was cut from Silver metallic cardstock twice. The slimline card was cut from a piece of Neenah Bright White cardstock to 9″ × 8″ and then folded to measure 9″ × 4″. I then blended Distress Oxide in Peacock Feathers to the front. The title was cut from the Pinkfresh Studio Phase Builder: Happy Die Set which really is so helpful for all of my holiday titles. The shadow is cut from orange vellum to stay with the fall theme. I arranged all the pieces to balance the card after cutting the bloom in half. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for fall inspiration for my card!

11 Oct 2021 Metenier Stephanie

I’m entering this challenge for the very first time, as I love Autumn colors 🍁🤗💕
Can’t wait to see what everybody created 😍

05 Oct 2021 Claire Hawkins

I love everything about Autumn, but especially the crisp clean air and bright blue skies. That was the inspiration for my layout. Great challenge, thank you.

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