Congrats to our final “12 Days of Ornaments” winners!

December 26th, 2011

 
We at Ranger hope that you all had a very happy holiday!  For our final three winners from our "12 Days of Ornaments" series, the holiday happiness will continue!  Congratulations to:

Day 10Wanda H: "More great ornaments!!! I have some Geo ornaments hanging up that friends made us. Love the pink and gold ornament!! And the red one!!! The black humbug is too, too funny!!!!"

Day 11Carol P: "You go Ranger boys…these are fabulous. Love every one of them. What a clever recycling idea with the cans. Stencils are my thing and …so cool is this ornament. The effect achieved on the snow globe ornament is great! Thanks for sharing these fabulous ornament. Merry Christmas to all and hope you have a great break!"  (**Carol, please email your shipping details to us at blog[at]rangerink.com)

Day 12SuZeQ: "Debbie, your ornament is breath-taking. Thank you for sharing and giving such great inspiration. Merry Christmas!"

Thank you to all of our blog readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers for all of the outstanding comments we have received throughout the "12 Days of Ornaments" series, as well as throughout the year.  We love knowing that you are finding the projects, tips & techniques and videos we post year-round to be inspirational and fun!  We have lots of great things in store for 2012, so just wait and see: the best is yet to come!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 25th, 2011

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From the Ranger family to yours, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas full of laughter, warmth, love… and crafting!

(All of the ornaments on our office Christmas tree were created for Ranger’s 12 Days of Ornaments series! Be sure to check out all the holiday inspiration if you haven’t already!)

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 12

December 24th, 2011

 
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!  OK, we know some of you like to wait til the last minute, but… this is it!  This IS the last minute!  So let's get these holiday ornaments all wrapped up for 2011, yes?  It's the final day of Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments!

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Diane Spiak's 2011 bauble was created with:

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Debbie Tlach painted a glass ball with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and dripped Stickles in Christmas Red, True Blue, Eucalyptus, Waterfall, Star Dust, Platinum and Lagoon, and Ice Stickles in Arctic Ice, Grape Ice and Crystal Ice.

Well, that does it for this year's ornaments, everyone!  We hope we inspired you to create some ornaments of your own and to share them with your friends, family and loved ones.  Don't forget to leave comments on Friday's post and yesterday's post in addition to today's, because we will be drawing winners once we're back in the office on Monday.

Happy holidays to all!!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 11

December 23rd, 2011

 
Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve?!  Already?!  But we still have so many ornament ideas to share with you!  Well, we’d better get started then.  Here it is: Ranger‘s eleventh day in our 12 Days of Ornaments series! 

Today we are showcasing the talented men of Ranger Industries, so let’s hear it for the boys!!

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Brian Van Liew II‘s amazing upcycled Graffiti Spraypaint Cans and Stencil ornaments were created with:

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Marc Elepano used glycerin and water to create a snowglobe ornament, filled with shrink plastic snowflakes!  He used:

Don’t forget to leave comments on the post from Day 10 as well as today’s post: we will be selecting prize pack winners as soon as we return to the office after Christmas.  But we’ll be back tomorrow to wrap it all up with our final day of ornament inspiration!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 10

December 22nd, 2011

 
Welcome to Day 10 in Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments series!  Only two days left to get all those ornaments crafted before St. Nick arrives!  (No pressure or anything…)

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Teresa Natividad's pearly, dimensional Geo ornament was created with:

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That's not ribbon wrapped around Bonnie Egenton's ornament: it's embossing powder on top of Wonder Tape!  This deceptively easy project was made with:

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Graphic designer Lisa Bihuniak's typographic ornaments were created with:

Congratulations to our newest winner from yesterday's post: Bunnyfreak!

"Everyday you guys surprise me with more great ornament ideas. I am just wowed."

For a chance at winning a Ranger prize pack of your very own, just hit the lil' "comment" button below and show us some holiday love!  We will be announcing the winners from Days 10, 11 and 12 after Christmas when our Ranger "elves" are back in the office… so you have even more days to get those great comments in!  Good luck!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 9

December 21st, 2011

 
On the 9th day of Christmas, Ranger gave to me….. more great ornament ideas for all my tree-trimming needs!

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Susan Baldwin's filmstrip-inspired ornament was created with:

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Debbie Tlach's Poinsettia Pocket ornament was made using:

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Terry Horvath's reindeer snow globe ornament was created with:

What great ornaments today!  You know what else is great?  Winning prizes just for leaving comments on our blog posts!  The lucky winner from yesterday's post is Karen Linkogle:

"When I decorate my tree my favorite part is remembering the history of the ornaments. I love hanging the ones that my children made and seeing them now as adults and remembering how they were when they created the ornament. Haley will certainly be celebrated for years to come on her Christmas tree! Thanks for the warm fuzzies and for reminding us how special it is to craft with our children! PS I love the ornaments!"

Thanks, Karen!  We couldn't agree more, and we hope you have fun creating memories with the Ranger goodies that we will be sending you.

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 8

December 20th, 2011

 
It's the eighth day in Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments series! The holidays are a wonderful time to spend creating memories with family, and so today we have some glittery treats courtesy of a mother-daughter craft team!

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Aimee Billington created a double-ended photo ornament using:

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This colorful, sparkling ornament was created by Aimee's daughter Haley, who is only four years old!  Wow!  A crafting prodigy, for sure.

Haley created her ornament by squirting Stickles (in Christmas Red, Silver, Crystal, Green and Golden Rod) into a glass ball and letting them drip down the inside.  Awesome!

If you would like to create some Stickled crafts with your own family members this holiday season, we have some more inspiration on our website in the form of a video.

Congratulations to Okienurse, who is the winner from yesterday's post! Her winning comment:

"Awesome ornaments again today. Love the retro/vintage look they have today! Thanks for sharing."

Keep those great comments coming, we love reading them!  (Oh and they just might win you a Ranger prize pack, too!)

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 7

December 19th, 2011

 
We're in the homestretch, everyone: only 6 days til Christmas! Did you all have a busy weekend of crafting, shopping and gift-wrapping?  Well don't count your to-do list as finished just yet, because Ranger's still cranking out the ornament inspiration all the way til Christmas!

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Debbie DiStefano's cheerful angel ornament was made with:

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Patti Behan made a shabby chic ornament with:

We've got three days of comment winners to announce, too.  Congratulations to:

Day 4: Barbara Washington: "More fabulous inspiration. Love the stained glass technique ornament. The ornament wreath is one of those 'Why didn't I think of that?' projects…so cool."

Day 5: Ellie knol: "Amazing how each day it is so different and yet so beautiful, LOVE them all!!"

Day 6: Karenajo: "What a clever idea to personalize an ornament by using an initial – very pretty! Cindy's 3D ornament is very striking, elegant ! Thanks for sharing such great ideas with all of us!"

Don't forget to comment on today's post for a chance to win a Ranger prize pack of your very own!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 6

December 18th, 2011

 
Sunday Funday!  Hello Ranger fans!  We are happy to present Day 6 of our 12 Days of Ornaments! (Wow, halfway through already?!)

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Kelly Schwartz created a lovely monogram ornament with:

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Cindy Rescorl made this 3D ornament by diecutting multiple ornaments, folding them in half and gluing them together with Wonder Tape. She used:

We'll be selecting our winners from the weekend's ornament posts tomorrow morning, so be sure to post a comment if you haven't already done so!  You could win a prize pack from Ranger just for leaving a comment on our blog!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 5

December 17th, 2011

 
Happy Saturday, everyone!  We're back with more craft-acular Ranger goodness for your ornament-making pleasure!  Welcome to Day 5 of our 12 Days of Ornaments!

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Cindy Rescorl made this dazzling rosette ornament with:

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Terry Horvath's wishful star ornament was created with:

We'll be announcing the winner from yesterday's ornament post on Monday, so be sure to leave a comment on that post, as well as on this one, for a better chance at winning a Ranger prize pack!