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Summer Sun Collaboration with Penny Black: Day 2

Summer Sun Collaboration with Penny Black

As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting! Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Penny Black. We're sharing fun projects here on our blog using Penny Black stamps AND you'll find projects from the Penny Black designers on their blog featuring our Paper Crafter Crayons and Double Scoop Gelatos. We want you to join in the fun, too, so don't miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.

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Jill here today and I've tons of fun melting my Paper Crafter Crayons™ to make the background on my card.


To view out how I achieved this look check out THIS video.  To finish off my card I simply layered Penny Black Creative Dies (51-037 Modest and 51-041 Friends Frame), added some twine, and layered all elements onto a pattern paper background from my stash.

To see what the Penny Black designers have created today, click HERE!

And don't miss this fun giveaway...


Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons™ and three stamps from Penny Black? Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Penny Black blog to be entered to win. And for a bonus entry, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PM PST.)


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Jennyfer L

Wow! This Is SO SO cool!!!


Love learning new techniques, and NEEDING new tools!! (Ha)

Victoria H.


Denise Bryant

Love the melted crayon background and that beautiful die you used! Gorgeous card!

Barb Housner

what a fabulous background and the diecuts just pop on it.

thanks for sharing

Robin B.

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the colors and what you did with the paper crafter crayons.

Dianne K.

This looks like so much fun and the results are stunning!!! Thanks, Dianne


love that background. my fav color combo!

Barb Chmura

The technique is great. the card beautiful- love the color combination!

Dera Davison

LOVE this collaboration !!!

Iris Soscia

Such a pretty card.
isoscia at aol dot com

Julie Gammon

This project reminds me of when I was little and we would iron scraps of crayons between wax paper. Thanks for bringing back that memory and creating a new technique!

Kanan Pandya

Stunning creation!! Love the look you have achieved, beautiful mix of products!! :-)

Penny Laschanzky

wow, the colors are extraordinary! TFS!

Joyce Soo Hoo

Love colors. Beautiful technique! Would like to try these crayons

Carmen Lucero

I've always wanted to play and melt crayons - love the technique and the awesome card!!

Irene Grau

Thanks for a great technique!


What a great combo and great idea to leave the diecut white on the beautiful background!


Love the effect you get with these crayons.

Kat x


Great technique! You never let me down! Thanks for the chance to win!

sherry butcher

Like the background, sounds like I need to try using the crayons. TFS.

Susan Knoblock

The imagination of the designers is endless. Love to see what they come up with

Dale Rose

I lovely combination of color and white. Thanks for the technique.

KT Fit Kitty

So fresh and colourful! Love these techniques!

jean marmo

Such fun! Will have to try this!

TracyM #6773

FABULOUS video tutorial too ... I NEVER, EVER thought that I would be looking forward to IRONING => THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)


The card is beautiful! Especially that background.

Pam Cates

Interesting ideas come to mind when I see these Paper Craft Crayons....they go on the shopping list!

Leanne S

Awesome background!

Debbie V

LOVE THIS LOOK - the blues are scrumptious :)

Cathy V.

Gorgeous card & loving all the new ideas :)

Cynthia Myers

I hope creating this background is as easy as you make it look. So simple yet so stunning! Great tip on using glossy paper too. Never would have thought of it.

Linsey R

Super cool technique and Jill's card is fabulous!!! I've tried a melted crayon technique once and it was so much fun but my results didn't come out this gorgeous! Now I know what I have to get--the FC crayons!! TFS!

Karen K

I have the mini craft iron, but have been using all the broken crayons from my kids. I'd LOVE to have the real crafters crayons!


Beautiful rich colors on your card


This looks like such fun and I love the look is produces.

Patt H.

What a cool technique! The card is really beautiful.

Donna Kalinowsky

Watched Monday's video using your gelatos and your crayons. Got so many ideas! Will buy your whipped spackle stuff to use on stencils. Didn't know I could use gelatos to make a spray mist. Since I have a big set of them, I'll have to try that technique. Hope I can win some of your wonderful crayons!

Dana W

Gorgeous card!! Love the background!!


Love the background and yor technique. These crayons are awesome.

Susan Knoblock

Hate to iron, but this I would definitely have fun doing.

Barb Adams

WOW! What a great technique.

Alicia Willis

it's such a beautiful color. Spring is screaming from this card.

Linsey R

Sooo beautiful! I will definitely be giving this super inspiring technique a go! Thanks!!!

Amy Marshall

Love the background. I think I need the crayons and an iron!!!

Denise Sullivan

This is so beautiful.

Lisa P

Oh my, the blue and green bg is absolute perfection.

Shari Czerwinski

That makes a spectacular background!

Louise Hull

Beautiful, colorful, vibrant background. Those crayons are amazing, and you used them wonderfully. The die cuts on top are pretty as well. The blue and green look great blended together and the pink just adds the right pop to the card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some of these fabulous products. I am a big fan.


Pretty color combos!

laura mm

Great project-TFS! :)

Rhonda V.

Just beautifully done! I love the colors and the design here - gorgeous!!!

Patricia Vickers

Love the way you used the crayons. Great card

Patricia Vickers

Love the card and technique.

Janie T

Such a pretty card. Love the texture.

Di Wong

Okay, these crayons are really tempting. And I already loved Penny Black.


this card is amazing. The background almost looks like metal, it's really fabulous.


If I ever thought I could love gelatos more, I think I do. Using them as a palette and all the color on that flower was awesome. Love the video and love both cards.


Love the texture shown

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

What a striking card! TFS!

Glenda Dopking

A great project with a new product for me Jill! Love how the fuchsia stands out. Can't wait to get some crayons and try this out. Thanks for the great video and share, you always make it look so easy.

Glenda D
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Karen Conner

Love the color combo's. The pink FRIENDS just pops out!!

Maureen Hayes

Jill always creates something beautiful and I love it when she gives us a video view of how she does it! I so want to get some of these crayons and try melting techniques!

Sharon Gullikson

Aye carrumba, the colors and brush strokes look gorgeous. I'm going to look at it again and see how you did it. Bye...

Becky Green

This looks like "Encaustic" work! (Did I spell that right? LOL ) It looks WONDERFUL! :D

Pam (nedlnut)

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. I really want to try these crayons.

Elizabeth D Lumsden

I love this technique! Thanks for sharing.

ruby t

Great ideas for the Craft Crayons. The contrast in this card is great.


I had not thought of melting the background. Can't wait to try it.


There are so many different ways to use Gelatos. I have some on order right now and I can't wait until they arrive to start creating!


What a beautiful card with beautiful colors! Thank you for the blog hop!

Sandy Small

Ironing crayons, interesting!

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