We wanted to share this awesome Retro Halloween Box Candy Colwell made with Tim Holtz Distress Products, Embossing Products, Archival Inks and more. Use it for a centerpiece on your Halloween Party Table, display it on your mantle, or how about using it as a treat holder for those all the little tricksters that visit your home. Another idea suggested by Candy is to pick a favorite side of the box and make a card. Can’t pick a favorite? We understand, you’ll just have to make them all!
If you’ve seen the video, you may be wondering what products she used to create this look. We have the video, along with a materials list, available here so you can use these techniques on your next project.
This week, we are presenting the results from Ranger's Easter themed Designer's Challenge: we gave craft eggs to some of our favorite designers and crafty employees, and asked them to decorate the eggs for Easter using Ranger products.
Jenni painted wooden eggs with her Malted Milk Acrylic Paint Dabber, and accented them with colorful butterflies. The butterflies were made by mixing various reinkers with water in the Mini Mister and giving them a spritz.
Terry started out with a styrofoam egg and paper mached it with Glue n' Seal and Tissue Tape. She then gave it a wash of Antique Linen Distress Stain and used Picket Fence Distress Stickles to add some sugary sparkle to her flowers.
Wendy Vecchi started out with a paper mache egg and used the following to make her magnificent creation:
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.
Congratulations to our first 12 Days of Ornaments prize pack winner: Elizabeth C.!
"Oh my goodness, what a lovely gift pack! I think this is a great carry-on from the 12 Tags. From the time it came out I have had such a jones for the Memory Glass items–I think I have every size, and lots too!"
Thanks, Elizabeth, and thanks to everyone who left a comment on yesterday's post. Remember to post every day during the 12 Days of Ornaments to maximize your chances of winning a Ranger prize pack of your own!
Are you busy crafting your holiday ornaments these days? Please feel free to post photos of your handiwork on our Facebook page! We'd love to see your work and share it with all of our fans!
Like so many of you, we at Ranger are sad that Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 has come to an end. But we're on a creative roll, so let's keep the holiday momentum going all the way til Christmas! Thus, we are proud to present Ranger's "12 Days of Ornaments"! Every day we will present some fun handcrafted ornaments for your viewing pleasure, along with some opportunities to win more great prizes (but more on that in a bit…)
Ready?? Let's get started!
Teresa Natividad created a cheerful ornament using:
You can check out the full project instructions for Debbie's ornament on our website, too; it's being featured this month on the homepage! Also featured on the homepage throughout December is a video from Ranger's most recent Craft Night, where the Ranger Team had a blast creating ornaments with Memory Frames.
Time to choose our final three winners from our "Ranger's Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags" series! Congratulations to:
NanaBeth W: "It has been a fantastic 12 days. I have really enjoyed seeing all the variations of Tim's tags. I've been motivated to step out of my comfort zone and try something new."
Nitasha Griffin: "Sad that the 12 Tags has come to end, but so happy to hear that the Ranger blog is going to keep the inspiration flowing! I have enjoyed each Tag inspired project and can't wait to see what else you all have in store for us!"
LorraineN: "OMG, I was starting to say "Ooh love the bookmark…then said ooh, love the wineglass charms…then ooh…" So I'll stop and just say I love all of the creations, lol! So inspiring!"
If you'd like to win a prize from Ranger, too, all you have to do is comment on the posts during the 12 Days of Ornaments! We have a brand-new prize pack during this event:
If your comment is chosen (at random), you will receive: