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Summer Memories Tag Booklet

July 26th, 2014

Have you been taking a bunch of photos this summer, and don’t know what to do with them? Tara Nixon Cox has a great solution.  This super cute, quick and easy tag book is the perfect place to save those precious memories.

Summer-Tag-CropFor this project you will need:

Here’s how it’s done:

Stamp camera blueprint twice on a manila tag in Black Archival Ink. Use Dylusions Ink Sprays to paint the images. If you have water brushes filled with ink, use those. (*budget tip* If you don’t, simply pour a small amount of your desired colors into a paint palette and paint with a brush.) Add multiple layers of color to darken and White Dylusions to add highlights. Don’t waste the extra ink. Pour it on your Craft Sheet and ink up some Crinkle Ribbon with it! Crumple up and set aside the ribbon to dry. It will be used to tie up your booklet later.

SummerTagAPlace a Dylusions stencil over a tag and apply Distress Paint over it onto the tag. Lift the stencil and flip over onto another tag and ‘stamp’ off the excess paint. Allow both tags to dry and select your favorite to be the front of your tag booklet. I used the ‘stamped’ kraft tag.

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Cut out the colored cameras, layering the lens portion of the image with adhesive foam squares. Ink the edges of the camera image and the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

SummerTagCSelect some words from the Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, stick them on your Craft Sheet and ink part of each of them with Distress Ink. Adhere to opposite corners of the tag.

SummerTagDEmbellish your tag with Tissue Tape and lay bits of Film Strip Ribbon over it. Adhere with Mini Attacher.

SummerTagESpritz Dylusions Ink Spray in London Blue in the center of the blank space on your tag and allow to dry.  If you’d like some extra thickness, brush Matte Medium to a second tag and adhere to the back of this tag to stabilize it. Once dry, adhere the camera image over the ink spot in the center of your tag.

SummerTagFBefore you clean up, use the sprays, inks and stencils to add simple decorations on additional manila and kraft tags. These will be the pages of your tag booklet. Fill them with photos, memories & ephemera from your summer holiday! Tie it all together with the Crinkle Ribbon you inked up earlier.

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New Product Contest Winners

July 15th, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken DinnerWow!  We are overwhelmed and so happy to hear how excited you are about our new products. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Here are the 15 lucky winners who will be receiving a little something from this awesome new product release:

“My creative juices have an outlet and have been reignited. The paste medium is so exciting to me because I love stencil work and the ability to easily obtain results with Ranger products. I am not defeated at any step I am pushed and I conquer. It feels so rewarding. Thank you.” -Terry Fest

“I am very excited about them all!!!!! The texture paste sounds so fun, though! I love adding different textural elements to my art, so bring it on!!!!” -Christi Levesque

“Inkable! Paintable! And it Doesn’t Crack!! Love the new Texture Paste!!” -Kim Potts

“I’m most excited about the ink minis and the storage tin! I love using distress inks on everything.” -Suzanne Bernier

“It is difficult to choose which I am most excited about! I am totally digging the new Pearl colors (love!!!) but the Stickles colors are awesome (especially the Seafoam). I would have to say the Stickles. -Kathy Jo Wood

“You know that sweet lil’ tin…filled with those wonderful lil’ distress inks is a MUST HAVE! How perfect for traveling! And I’m dying to try the SS paper now that I’ve seen some examples with the new paste! Great new products Ranger! Keep up the good work!”  -Roxanne

“i love the stickles and would love to expand my collection!!” -Heather Thompson

“Just one? Okay Stickles! No pearls! No the tin! who am I kidding? Stickles!”-Elizabeth Schlosser

“All of the new products sound like must haves. You can never have too many Stickles and Liquid Pearls.”-Barbara Howell

“My favorites are the Texture Paste and super yummy Juniper and Garnet Liquid Pearls. Gorgeous colors!“-Ava Stone

“I hate to say I just can’t pick one-I am obsessed with the Liquid Pearls and Stickles and LOVE to see new colors! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing these AWESOME products!“-Tracy Paese

I am super excited about all the new products but want to try the Texture paste first! I just love all of your products!“-Leslie Kiley

Ohhhh, I’m having palpitations just thinking about the mini distress tins”-Patty.

“The TEXTURE PASTE is what caught my eye…. AWESOME…“-Louie

“I love organization so, of course, I’m loving the new storage tin. Thanks for making it!“-Paula Holub

Congrats to all the winners, you’ll receive an email from us shortly on how to claim your prize!

New Products From Ranger!

July 10th, 2014

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It’s summer time and what better way to celebrate than with some new, innovative craft products from Ranger! As you can see in the photo above, we’re introducing an all new storage option for those Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis that you love so much. Each tin holds up to 12 Mini Distress Ink Pads and includes a divider that keeps you organized and allows easy accessibility. Crafting on the go has never been so easy! Head over to Tim’s Blog to watch an exclusive video introduction!

We’re excited to announce the addition of new colors into both the Stickles and the Liquid Pearls lines! Liquid Pearls are now also available in Ballerina, Garnet, and Juniper, while your next project can shine brighter than ever with new Stickles colors Tickled Pink, Rose Gold, and Seafoam.

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With new mediums, you need new surfaces… so we’re also introducing Tim Holtz Distress Specialty Stamping Paper and Ranger Black Cardstock. Head over to our press release page here to read more about these and all our new products.

That’s not all! We’ve saved the best for last: Ranger Texture Paste! This new texture paste is ideal for adding dimensional layers onto a variety of surfaces and works with a variety of other Ranger products, enabling you to create endless custom looks. Want to learn more? Check out this demo by Tim Holtz to see why this is the summer’s must-have for your craft arsenal!

 

Excited? We know you are, so that’s why we’re giving away some of these new goodies to get you started! We have 3 sets of new Stickles, 3 sets of new Liquid Pearls, 3 Distress Ink Mini Storage Tins, and 6 Texture Pastes to give to you, our loyal online community! Leave a comment below telling us which new release you’re most excited about and why! On Monday we’ll select 15 winners who each will receive something from our pool of new product goodness!

Ranger’s inspired by Tim 12 Tags of 2014: June

June 17th, 2014

Believe in Something Absurd Journal Pages by Teresa Natividad

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw
  • Ranger 2 oz. Mister Bottle
  • Dylusions Stencil: Leaf Flourish, Small
  • Dylusions Stamp Set: How Does Your Garden Grow, Essential Quotes, Under the Sea, The Right Words, Pondering Petunia, Ruby Rainbow
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
  • Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Birds in Flight
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint: Night, Tangerine
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Tarnished Brass
  • Stickles Glitter Glue: Diamond
  • Ranger Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Multi-Medium, Matte
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Congratulations Card by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Replacement Foams
  • Ranger Wonder Tape – ½”
  • Ranger Emboss it Clear
  • Ranger Embossing Powder – White
  • Ranger 2 oz. Mister Bottle
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Picket fence
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Love New Things Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Replacement Foams
  • Ranger Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger 2 oz. Mister Bottle
  • Ranger 1/2″ Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Picked Raspberry
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Circus Birthday Card by Patti Behan

  • Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
  • Ranger 2 oz. Mister Bottle
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade
  • Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
  • Stickles Glitter Glue: Stardust
  • Ranger Pop it Shapes
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Live Everyday Card by Phil Quagliariello

  • Dylusions Alphabet Border Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Tarnished Brass
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Heat-It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Mini Mister
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Home of the Brave by Char Schnepf

  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencils: THS004 Stripes, THS008 Stars
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis: Black Soot, Fired Brick, Salty Ocean
  • Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
  • Fude Ball Pen
  • Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Ranger Pop it Shapes
  • Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Live in the Moment Tag by Brianna DeVita

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Dusty Concord
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs, Shaded Lilac, Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Dusty Concord
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • Ranger Surfaces Manila Tag #8
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Foam
  • Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
  • Ranger Wonder Tape – 1/2″
  • Ranger Pop it Shapes: Square
  • Ranger 2 oz. Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Heatit Craft Tool
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
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Distress Mini Inspiration and #LoveDistress Photo Challenge Winners

June 16th, 2014

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These new Distress Minis are too much fun not to share, so Tim Holtz has kicked off an amazing and inspirational designer blog hop. Check out each link below for a tutorial, some inspiration, and another chance to win!

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Now onto the winners of our contest… We had some great entries this weekend. Thank you to everyone that shared a #LoveDistress photo. It’s great seeing so much creativity! As promised, we’ve selected a few lucky winners to receive one of the new Distress Mini Kits. Take a look:








Denisse Diaz via Facebook

See your photo above? Congrats! Simply send us an email to blog (at) rangerink.com with your full name and mailing address and we’ll mail you some brand new distress minis!

3 more kits of Tim Holtz Distress Minis are shipping on Monday! #LoveDistress

June 12th, 2014

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Since their debut back in January, all we’ve been hearing is how much everyone loves Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis. While you all have been enjoying getting crafty on the go with your 24 colors, we know you can always have MORE! We are super excited to announce that 3 more kits are ready to go and will begin shipping to local craft stores on Monday.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold, Forest Moss, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord? Call your local store today and let them know to place their orders today!

Did you know we are now on Instagram too? Check out this video of the team hard at work makin’ minis, then give us a follow:

To celebrate we have 9 kits of new Distress Minis to give away. To be entered to win, simply show us that you #LoveDistress. Post a photo of you, your Distress products, your Distress projects, you with your Distress Products, etc… with the hashtag #LoveDistress on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and we’ll be picking photos from each social media channel on Monday to win! We’ll announce the winners on our blog on Monday, so be sure to swing back to see if you won and to get instruction on how to claim your prize.

We can’t wait to see how much you #LoveDistress !

Adirondack Acrylic Dabber Bright Idea Tag by Michelle McCosh

June 4th, 2014

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Check out this Bright Idea and learn how to use Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers to make an interesting background for your next project. For this project you will need:

 

Instructions

1. Paint tag using Acrylic Lemonade Dabber. Dry with heat tool. Use the brayer to apply the following paint colors onto the Gelli Plate: Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue and Denim.

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2. Place Dylusions Stencil Chequered Dots onto Gelli Plate.

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3. Place scrap paper onto stencil, rub to remove some of the paint from the gelli plate.

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Ranger’s inspired by Tim 12 Tags of 2014: May

May 28th, 2014

Good Times Picture Frame by Teresa Natividad

  • Good Times Picture Frame
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Picket Fence, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Multi Medium: Matte
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Picket Fence
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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ART JOURNAL PAGES by Teresa Natividad

  • Ranger Surfaces: Manila Cardstock
  • Ranger Wonder Tape: ½” and ¼”
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Orange Blossom
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Salty Ocean
  • Dina Wakley Media: White Gesso, Palette Knife
  • Ranger Bubblegum Spray Cleaner
  • Dylusions Stamp Set: Doodle Parts
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: Pure Sunshine
  • Perfect Pearls Brush
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Colorwash: Sailboat Blue, Sunset Orange, Lettuce, Butterscotch
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Life is Good Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool & foams
  • Ranger Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Glossy Accents
  • Ranger 1/4″ Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Pop-it shapes
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Mowed Lawn, Antiqued Bronze
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Broken China
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
  • Perfect Pearls Mists: Sunflower Sparkle
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Wonderful Day Card by Patti Behan

  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Potting Soil
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Rose Madder and Olive
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Craft Nib and Holder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Spun Sugar
  • Ranger Multi-Medium: Matte
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  • Ranger Surfaces #10 Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn
  • Adirondack Dye Ink: Pitch Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Pumic Stone
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Operation Write Home Bloghop

May 24th, 2014

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Once again, we are super excited to be a part of Operation Write Home’s Bloghop! Operation Write Home is committed to supporting our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on. This time, Ranger’s Patti Behan created this whimsical Love you to the Moon Card that can be sent to someone special who is away from home. Be sure to click here to head over to Operation Write Home’s page to view the rest of the bloghop!

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For this project you will need:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Festive Berries
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Vermillion
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Picket Fence, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
  • Ranger Surfaces – Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Chipped Sapphire
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Wonder Tape – ½”
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Multi-Medium- Matte
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology – Chit Chat Stickers, Paper Strings Solids
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix – Vagabond Machine, Crescent Moon and Stars Bigz Dies, Tattered Curvy Banners; Mini Hearts Set
  • Core’dinations Paper – Tim Holtz Distress Chipped Sapphire and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection No. 4 Red
  • Other- Hero Arts Stamp Sets: Pixie Letters (heart) and Printers Type; White Cardstock; Craft Knife with Self-Healing Mat; Paper Trimmer; Scissors; Scoring Board or Ruler.
  • Moon Card Printable PDF Template or Cutting Machine Template

 

Instructions

Cut an 8.5” x 5.5” rectangle from White Cardstock to make card liner. Use the template provided, craft knife and self-healing mat to cut out the Chipped Sapphire card front; or if you have a machine that cuts an SVG file, you can download the file here.

Step1

Cut the following pieces using the Vagabond Machine: Moon from Watercolor Paper; Banner from White Cardstock; two Hearts and Stars from Red Cardstock; Stars from Chipped Sapphire Cardstock. (Note: Do not score the card pieces yet. We will do this in a later step.)

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Sticky-Back Canvas Mother’s Day Wreath by Patti Behan

May 5th, 2014

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, you may still be looking for inspiration for the perfect hand-made gift. Look no further then this spectacular Sticky Back Canvas Mother’s Day Wreath created by Ranger’s own Patti Behan! For this project you will need:

 

Instructions

Cut two large leaf stems and 4 small leaf stems out of grungeboard.

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Working on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, paint all of the leaf stems with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint. Set aside to dry. Ink the edges with Pine Needles Distress ink using the Mini Ink Blending Tool with foam.

Cut 20 of the smaller 6-petal flower, 3 of the large 6 petal flower, 6 of the small 5-petal flower out of Sticky- Back Canvas using the Jumbo Tattered Florals Die.

To make the big purple flower:

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Place the two big flowers and one small on the Non-Stick Craft sheet.

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Spray all the flowers with water to get them wet enough so the color will bleed, and then spray Funky Fuchsia toward the middle of each flower.

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Spray all the flowers with water again, and then spray Crushed Grape toward the outer edges of the flowers. Add more water and blot with a paper towel if needed. Set aside to dry.

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Once the flowers have dried, remove the release paper from the flowers and place them sticky-side up on a piece of scrap paper.

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Pour Seedless Preserves on top of the sticky flowers and remove the excess by gently rubbing with your fingers. Return the excess glitter to the jar.

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Cut slits into the center of each flower.

Grab three stamens and fold them in half.

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Start with the smallest flower, glitter side up. Wrap the flower around the stamen and glue it closed with the glue gun.

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Take the large flower and place it spray side up under the first layer.

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As you wrap the flower around the stamen, you are going to twist every other petal to expose the glitter, and glue the last petal down with hot glue.

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Apply small dots of hot glue to the center front of random petals and pinch closed.

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Take the next petal and repeat.

Insert a 10” length of wire into the folded stamens and fold in half. Set aside.

Repeat same procedure to make a large pink flower.

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To make small “purple” flowers, place three of the smaller 6-petal flowers and one 5-petal flower on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. (Note: You will need to make three of these flowers, but these are the instructions for one at a time.)

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Spray all the flowers with water to get them wet enough so the color will bleed, and then spray Funky Fuchsia toward the middle of each flower.

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Spray all the flowers with water again, and then spray Crushed Grape toward the outer edges of the flowers. Add more water and blot with a paper towel if needed. Set aside to dry.

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To make the “pink” flowers spray the middle of the flower with Bubblegum Pink and the outer edges with Funky Fuchsia. You will need three of these, as well.

Once the flowers have dried, remove the release paper from the flowers and place them sticky-side up on a piece of scrap paper. Pour Seedless Preserves on top of the sticky flowers and remove the excess by gently rubbing with your fingers. Return the excess glitter to the jar.

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Cut a slit in each flower by starting at any petal and going into the center.

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Take three stamens and fold them in half. Start with the smallest flower. Place it spray side up. Wrap it around the stamen and adhere with the glue gun.

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Take one of the remaining flower diecuts and place it glitter side up. Wrap it around the first layer and adhere it to the first layer and itself with the glue gun. Next, randomly add a small dot of hot glue to the center of various petals and pinch it closed. Alternate by adding a dot of hot glue to the back of the petals. At this point it does not look much like a flower, but it will as you continue to add the layers.

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Take another diecut flower, place it spray side up. Repeat the same technique or gluing this layer on.

Take the last diecut flower, place it glitter side up. Glue as before.

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Add length of wire through the folded stamens and set aside.

Make 2 more purple flowers. You can try starting with the spray side up this time.

Repeat the same procedure to make the three pink flowers. (Note: you can try to make some flowers with less or more layers as desired.)

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To make bow: Cut a 28” length of white ribbon for the double bow and a 34” length of white ribbon for the tail. Place on the Non-Stick Craft sheet and spray with Crushed Grape Ink Spray. Blot off any excess with a paper towel. Let dry.

Take the 28” length of the ribbon and make a loop that is 5” wide for the top layer of the bow and then continue by making a loop that is 7” wide. Pinch the loops in the center and take the 34” length of ribbon and tie a knot in the center and toward the back to create the tail. Trim the edges of the tail as desired.

Finished photo-To Finish: Attach the flowers to the wreath as shown with the wire and secure with more hot glue. Add in the garden greens as shown and attach with hot glue. Adhere the bow as shown with hot glue.