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October 2022 Challenge

October 2022 Challenge

02 Oct 2022 25 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 last week's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

October is all about Fall Leaves!

This is the perfect time of year to incorporate fall leaves into your projects, and many of your supplies that feature leaves can be adapted to fall colors very easily! You can use dies, stencils, hot foil plates or patterned papers. You can also ink blend or watercolor for a more technique driven way to add these elements. There are so many fun ways to add fall leaves to your projects!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Berrylicious, Evergreen, Marigold, Ocean Breeze, & 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:

Josefine van der Hoeven 

Debby van Diepen

Vicki Parker

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Erica A-B

Anett Gelencsér

Channin Pelletier

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, November 1st at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, November 5th.

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: 




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01 Nov 2022 Cristina

Perfect color scheme to ease into holiday cardmaking!

01 Nov 2022 Cristina

Perfect color scheme to ease into holiday cardmaking!

01 Nov 2022 Maggie

So glad I made it this month <3 Love that your challenges keep coming!

01 Nov 2022 Greta H

I look forward to each month’s challenge. Thanks for having the option of a theme or a color combo. It makes it possible for everyone to enter. I went very simple with my card entry & loved the result.

31 Oct 2022 Selena

I loved this challenge and was excited to try out my new stamp/stencil/die set I just got in the mail!


Another great challenge!

27 Oct 2022 Angela W

Super fun challenge. Thanks!

26 Oct 2022 Maggie

Love the challenge and the inspirations! Happy to be playing along this month :) went back to the Days of Splendor collection from a couple of years back, it never gets old!

25 Oct 2022 Karen S Day

Always love your challenge posts! Great inspiration – I’m glad to be playing along this month :-)

25 Oct 2022 Cynthia Baldwin

I love looking at all the awesome projects that Pinkfresh fans create! Thanks for all the inspiration.

24 Oct 2022 Beau Amaya

Great challenge to use the beautiful leaves stencil.

23 Oct 2022 Deepa Robbins

Another great challenge! I’m always big on Christmas and just got the products from the last holiday release. I couldn’t wait so I made some festive leaves cards instead of fall leaves using the colors from the inspo image! Can’t wait to see more Christmas/holiday challenges in the coming months! 🙂

21 Oct 2022 Elisa Fornezza

I love the autumn leaves and this unusual colours palette! Thank you for the inspiration 😊

20 Oct 2022 Maree Crozier

Love scrapping fall! Pulled out the gorgeous new Good Times collection to play along!

19 Oct 2022 Kathy Eddy

I used the colors i had to be close to these and also the leaves stencil and die set and gazebo die. I didn’t think the colors would look good at all but was very surprised how much I liked the end result of my card.

13 Oct 2022 Cori G

During the Scrapbooking event, I made several of the bases of the folding cards for Moments that Matter mini album. However, since I didn’t have the ephemra at the time, I didn’t finish them. Once I got it, I decided not to make the mini album since I prefer to make 12 × 12 scrapbook layouts. I used those bases on the page as interactive photo holders. Each one unfolds or comes out of the tag except for the clear frame with enamel dots. I thought it was a fun way to use items that were already cut.

13 Oct 2022 Amy Moore

I used the theme Leaves for my card. Past Christmas and this years Christmas stamps were used.

10 Oct 2022 Cori G

For my 2nd card, I used the Berry Branch we received in the Create & Connect Holiday Cardmaking we just did this past weekend. The whole event was wonderful and it was fun to get in the holiday mood!

09 Oct 2022 Rosemary D

fun challenge. love anything leaves/fall!

09 Oct 2022 Claire Hawkins

I adore the Fall Foliage stencil and die, and Nathalie’s beautiful layout inspired me to pull out those products and have a play.

09 Oct 2022 Stephanie Stephi

I used stencils, stamps and dies.
I wanted to get the feeling of leaves in the wind.

07 Oct 2022 Claudia Ressler

I am always amazed at the beautiful designs the DT creates. Thanks for another awesome challenge!

07 Oct 2022 Angie

Thanks for the fun challenge theme!!!

04 Oct 2022 Cori G

I used Sweet Blooms foil plate in a fall color palette and made it a birthday card because everyone can always use those!

03 Oct 2022 Meghan Kennihan

Wonderful challenge! Thanks soooo much!

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