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Monthly Challenges

September 2022 Challenge

September 2022 Challenge

04 Sep 2022 14 Comments

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

September is all about Stripes and Gradients!

We've got endless possibilities for adding stripes and gradients to your projects! You can use dies, stencils, hot foil plates or patterned papers. You can ink blend or watercolor for a more technique driven way to add these elements. There are so many fun ways to create stripes & gradients!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Passion Fruit, Emerald City, Sunshine, Ocean Breeze, & Candy Violet.

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:


Emily Midgett

Josefine van der Hoeven

Karin Hoegger

Angela Tombari

Debby van Diepen

Sophie Delorme

Nathalie DeSousa

Erica A-B

Anett Gelencsér

Channin Pelletier

Karlla Dauer

Carissa Wiley

Vicki Parker



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, September 27th at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, October 1st.

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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27 Sep 2022 Michelle Turner

I love stripes so this was a great challenge! Challenge also motivated me to complete two create & connect layouts.

27 Sep 2022 Greta H

Beautiful projects by everyone! Love that the challenge this month got me to use my Color Block Stripes die.

27 Sep 2022 Natasha P

Such a fun challenge! I chose to focus on gradients with my card.

26 Sep 2022 Cori Gilroy

The papers are from Let’s Stay Home and the other elements are from the kits we received at the Create & Connect Scrapbooking held recently. I just mixed it all up! Also reused the technique taught to put a piece of vellum behind a frame and put enamel dots on top. So cute!

24 Sep 2022 Donna Phelan

I really enjoy your Monthly Challenges. The inspiration photos and all of the DT’s beautiful creations are magnificent. I love how everyone has a different take on the mood board! I looked at stripes in a whole different way with my 1st layout, #23. Stripes can be wide, right?!? lol

20 Sep 2022 Sarah

I love these challenges, as they encourage me to use my supplies, make me feel like I am not crafting alone, and give me a starting point for what to create. I had just received a new batch of Pinkfresh studio supplies in the mail and was determined to use them in this challenge and incorporate a gradient. I found the colors of this challenge difficult for me to carry off, so while my first stencil attempt stuck to the challenge colors, my following attempts only used some of the colors and changed the hues on others.

18 Sep 2022 Anneleise Hampson

Another great challenge- it was so much fun to take part!

18 Sep 2022 Claudia Ressler

I just love this challenge so much as I couldn’t stop using many different Pfs products on my layout: I went to town by playing with blue gradient papers from Life Right Now which went perfectly well with the blues in the photo. I used the diagonal stripes stencil and stitched vertical lines through it. I also incorporated my fave Indigo vine stamp and dieset in several ways: as a torn strip on the paper, on the photo itself and as a diagonal flower cascade in blue shades. I also used alpha stickers, the Believe in Yourself stampset and jewels in glacier to reflect my blue gradients page. So much fun!

17 Sep 2022 Erin

Fun way to think about stripes

17 Sep 2022 Erin

Fun way to think about stripes

12 Sep 2022 Sue Symens

Was fun to create the colors in watercolor stripes!

12 Sep 2022 Bonnie

I have really enjoyed your Songbirds on Branches Glimmer Plate! I find that it foils beautifully. The stencils work great too and arranging the die cut pieces was fun. To keep my background from overpowering the birds, I chose to emboss with my handy Slim Stripes Die that added subtle interest to the backgound.

11 Sep 2022 Alexandra Young

I had so much fun creating a stripy card for this challenge! I did traditional fall colours but I’m thinking I might have to create a second card with the challenge colours since they are lovely!

04 Sep 2022 Claire Hawkins

I just love these challenges – and this is no exception. I think I’ve made my all time favourite page after being inspired by this challenge. Thanks so much! Xx

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