Distress Halloween Box

October 13th, 2014

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

For many crafters, fall and Halloween is their favorite time of the year because it means getting to create projects that are spooky and creepy!  This fun Halloween theme box by Carolyn Ross combines a bit of both.  We shared it with you last year and loved it so much that we thought you would enjoy seeing it again this fall.


  • Surfaces: Tim Holtz Configurations 5.5″ x 5.5″; Halloween Pattern Paper
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz Collection CMS139 Halloween Cutouts
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil THS008 Star
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations- Plaque & Postage On the Edge, Graveyard On the Edge, Branch Tree, Mini Crescent Moon, Mini Raven, and Mini 31
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
  • Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs,Peacock Feathers
  • Distress Stains: Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Paint: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss
  • Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy 4oz. jar
  • Distress Glitter: Seedless Preserves
  • Distress Stickles: Mustard Seed
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Mediums: Glossy Accents, Media Black Gesso, Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Translucent Embossing Paste
  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Craft Scraper, Ink Blending Tool & Foam, Mister
  • Adhesive: Adhesive Foam Tape

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Using Tim Holtz Alteration dies from Sizzix, cut out two plaque edges, crow, moon, graveyard edge, branch tree, 31 and cut two ¾ x 4 ¼ strips from grunge board.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Glue plaque edges and strips to the edge of a small configuration box. Paint with Black Gesso. When dry, coat with Rock Candy Crackle Paint (do not use heat gun to dry crackle paint).


Dab Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint on frame.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Mist with water allowing the paint to go into the crackles. Dab excess off with paper towel. Brush paint around the edges.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Using Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Forest Moss And Mustard Seed Distress Paint, paint the moon, branch tree and “31” grunge board pieces. Paint crow with Black Gesso.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Apply the metallic brushed pewter and tarnished brass distress stain to the graveyard edge piece.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Sand grunge board pieces and ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a Blending Tool with Foam. Ink edges of graveyard piece with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Cover crow with Glossy Accents. It will look milky but will dry clear, do not use heat gun to dry.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Apply Mustard Seed Distress Stickles to the moon, spread with your finger.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Cut one 5 x 5, one 1 ½ x 7 and four 1 ½ x 5 stripes of pattern paper. Stamp (CMS139) “trick or treat” on 7 inch strip of paper.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Using stencil stars (THS008), tape with tissue tape to 5 x 5 papers to secure. Using tissue tape, tape over stars that you do not want to show. Using Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste and Ranger Craft Scraper apply embossing paste to stencil.


Apply Seedless Preserves Distress Glitter to paste, shake excess onto a scratch piece of paper and pour back into glitter jar.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Glue strips of paper in the insides of the box and the 5 x 5 piece in the bottom of the box. Using Ranger Pop-It Shapes, glue moon to upper right hand corner. Glue crow in the branch tree, glue graveyard edge and branch tree in the box creating a 3-D effect.

Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross | www.rangerink.com

Put cover on and glue “31” to the center top of the frame. Banner fold the stamped paper, snip ends and glue to the bottom of the frame.

Carolyn Ross


Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Ranger Warehouse Sale!

October 10th, 2014

Ranger Warehouse Sale 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Warehouse Sale will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 9am to 1pm.

For this one-day only event, a selection of discontinued and slightly imperfect arts & crafts and scrapbooking supplies will be available to the public.

Stamp pads, glitter glues, embossing powders, embellishments, and much more!

All sales are in-person only, so just drop by the Ranger headquarters at 15 Park Road in Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. We’re directly across from Applebee¹s Restaurant off of Hope Road.

Don’t forget to bring checks and/or cash, sorry, but credit cards will not be accepted.

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New Dylusions Holiday Stamps and the Return of Glue n’ Seal Matte!

October 10th, 2014


We’re excited to announce…

Just in time for the Holidays – 2 NEW Cling Rubber Stamp sets from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley and Ranger!

Dylusions Holly Days Dylusions One Two Tree

Introducing Holly Days and One Two Tree Stamp Sets. Both sets include images perfect for art journaling, card making and holiday crafting. Choose your holiday color palette, traditional or bright, select your stamps and you are ready to start crafting!

Back by popular demand… Glue n’ Seal in matte finish!

Glue n’ Seal is a fluid, waterproof all-purpose glue and sealer ideal for collage, card making and mixed media. Drying to a non-sticky matte finish, Glue n’ Seal is the perfect choice for projects requiring both an adhesive undercoat as well as a sealing top coat.

Available in two sizes: 1 oz. jar with a built-in brush and for bigger projects, a 3.5 oz. wide-mouth jar.

The new stamps and Glue n’ Seal are shipping now so check your local or online craft retailer for both!

Distressed Pumpkin Fall Decor

October 8th, 2014

Distressed Pumpkin Fall Decor by May Flaum | www.rangerink.com

We shared this project from Guest Designer May Flaum with you last October, but it is so good, we wanted to share it with you again in case you missed it the first time around.

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World Card Making Day | With Love

October 4th, 2014

Happy Heart Card by Tammy Tutteorw  | www.rangerink.com

Happy World Card making day to you!  We are celebrating this fun event today by joining the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog Hop!

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Pinterest Friday Finds

October 3rd, 2014

Liquid Pearls Friday Finds | www.rangerink.com

One of the things I love about using Pinterest for inspiration is how easy it is to search for things.  This week I wanted to look for some inspiring projects and ideas for using Liquid Pearls.  Liquid Pearls  are a versatile, waterproof pearlescent paint that is designed for decorating paper and fabric.  You can apply it with a paint brush or directly from the bottle with the easy flow tip.  With 33 colors available, there is a Liquid Pearls sure to match your project!

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Do you love Instagram?

September 29th, 2014

Follow Ranger Ink on Instagram | www.instagram.com/ranger_ink

Would you like to see more of the behind the scenes sights and sounds from the team at Ranger Ink?  If so, we have great news!  We are now Instagram!  You can find us at Ranger_Ink!  We will be sharing peeks of life here at Ranger, sneak peeks of blog projects and tutorials, and we’ll take you on the road with us too as our team teaches and attends events and trade shows.  (If you followed us on Instagram in the past, please update your follow to our new account name with the underscore between Ranger and Ink.)

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DIY Fall Tattered Leaf Napkins

September 26th, 2014

Tattered Leaf Napkins by Paula Cheney | www.rangerink.com

Creating handmade projects is a great way to add unique touches to your home.   Today we are excited to share a guest tutorial from Paula Cheney!  She shares a lovely fall napkin project that takes a simple cloth napkin into a centerpiece fall table settings.

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Fall Project Inspiration from Pinterest

September 24th, 2014

Ranger Ink is on Pinterest!

Are you Pinterest addicted?  I sure am!  I love looking through all of the pins of talented artists and favorite brands.  I find so much inspiration there and learn so many things about products I love to use.  I think it is one of the best resources out there for creative people!  As the social media manager for Ranger I actually get to surf Pinterest to look and find things to share and call it “work”.  How cool is that?  Today I wanted to share a few fall themed projects I have recently pinned.  I hope you will find them inspiring too!

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Fall Discoveries Texture Paste Tag

September 18th, 2014

Fall Discoveries Texture Paste Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.com

Hello Ranger friends! It is Tammy Tutterow here with you today.  You may have read recently that I have joined the Ranger family as the new Social Media Manager.  Talk about a fun job!  One of the best parts of my job is creating with Ranger products and sharing what I create with you!  Today I am excited to share a fun tag project that includes new Distress Spray Stains, Texture Paste, and the new Texture Tools!

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