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New Products from Ranger!

September 12th, 2014

New Products from Ranger September 2013 |

Ranger is excited to bring you new releases in September from our Signature Artists and Ranger Brand.

We are excited to introduce you to Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains!  The first release of Distress Spray Stains include 24 colors, Picket Fence, and 3 metallics!  The new Distress Spray Stains are the same fluid, water reactive formula that Distress fans know and love.

Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain |

Get ready Dylusions fans for some fun new stamping options from Dyan Reaveley!  New Dylusions Wood-mount stamps include many of your favorite fun Dylusions designs.  Designs include backgrounds, borders, quotes, focal points, and a fabulous alphabet and number set!

Dylusions Wood Stamps September |

Cling mount stamp fans will love the six new stamp sets that are perfectly sized for your smaller projects like cards.  The new sets include fun doodles, quotes, borders, and a classic Dylusions alphabet!

Dylusions Clear Stamps September |

We are so excited to share new additions to the Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi’s collection.  You will love the new addition of embossing powder to Wendy’s vintage country garden inspired color palette.  The powders come in 6 colors that coordinate with Wendy’s Designer Series Archival Inks.

Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder September |

Have you been bitten by the Texture Paste craze yet?  If so, you are going to love the new Ranger Texture Tools.  This handy tool set includes 6 unique designs made from durable, flexible plastic.  Use the tools to create texture in paste applied to a project.  A handy hinged ring keeps the tools together for easy storage.

Ranger Ink Texture Tools September |

These products are shipping now! We hope you are as excited as we are about them, and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below telling us which new release you’re most excited about and why! On Monday we’ll select 5 winners who each will receive something from our awesome collection of new products!

Distress Paint Botanical Picture Frame

August 12th, 2014

Botanical_FrameHere is a tutorial to make a charming home decor piece created by Annette Green.  For this project you will need:

  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Wallflower Paper Stash
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Nature Adornments
  • Tim Holtz Sanding Grip
  • Sizzix Alterations Tattered Floral Garland Die

Other: wood frame, fence, eggs, flowers and nest


Paint wooden frame with Peeled Paint Distress Paint.

Botanical_Frame_1aPaint wooden fence with Barn Door Distress Paint.

Botanical_Frame_1 Paint wooden eggs with Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, and Iced Spruce Distress Paint.

Botanical_Frame_3 Spritz Walnut Stain Distress Marker onto eggs to create speckles using the Marker Spritzer tool.

Botanical_Frame_4(Close-up view of speckled eggs)

Botanical_Frame_5Cut Wallflower paper to cover front of frame, inking edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before adhering with Multi-Medium. Cut an image 5” x 7” for inside of frame. Paint the frame’s edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint.

Botanical_Frame_6Spritz the fence with Dylusions Postbox Red spray. Set aside to dry completely.

Botanical_Frame_7 Using a Cut N’ Dry nib, apply Archival re-inkers to metal adornments.

Botanical_Frame_8 (Close up of coloring the metal pieces)

Botanical_Frame_9Embellish the frame with flowers, nest, eggs and fence as desired. Adhere metal pieces to frame using Glossy Accents. Let dry completely for a strong hold.


Distress Mini Inspiration and #LoveDistress Photo Challenge Winners

June 16th, 2014


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!

Tim Holtz


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) 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


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 !

New Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer is shipping NOW!

February 10th, 2014


It’s been about a month since we debuted the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer at CHA 2014 and we are super excited to announce that it is shipping now!!!

Winner of a CHA Hot 20 Award, the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer is a hand-operated, lightweight and easy to use tool that can be used with all of your existing markers, not just Distress Markers, to create an airbrushed effect… take a look at this great video filmed by of Tim demoing at CHA 2014!


Can’t wait for the shipment of this awesome new product to arrive at your local craft store?!? You’re in luck… we are giving away 3 brand new Spritzers to our loyal online community! Simply watch the video above then tell us in the comments below why you’re excited to own a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer. We’ll select 3 lucky winners on Monday, February 17th!

Distress Paint “I Love You” Valentine’s Day By Mou Saha

February 7th, 2014



1. Cut 8½ x 11″ Manila Cardstock in half. Use Paper Creaser to fold one half to make a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card. Cut the other half into a 5.25″ x 4″ piece.


2. On Non-Stick Craft Sheet, dab some Barn Door, Broken China, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Distress Paints.


3. Spritz water over the paints using Ranger Mister.


4. Swipe the cardstock pieces from step 1 and the lace trim over the diluted Distress Paints on the Craft Sheet. Repeat till the surfaces are fully colored. Spray a bit of water with the Mister to help spread the colors on the lace trim.


5. Leaving the Papillon stamps on their backing sheet, generously ink the background stamp with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink Pad. Press the 5.25″ x 4″ piece of cardstock colored face down on the stamp carefully. Lift off and set aside. Spritz a little water with Mister on the inked stamp. Press the card face down to get a faded second impression of the background stamp.


6. Ink the edges of the 5.25″ x 4″ piece using Barn Door Distress Ink Pad and Ink Blending Tool.


7. Attach the colored lace trim along the left edge of the 5.25″ x 4″ piece using Collage Glue Stick. Be sure to use very little glue to avoid your sewing machine needle gunking up. Trim off any excess lace with Kushgrip Snips scissors.


8. Attach the piece at about the center of the card. Machine stitch in place.

9. Put the remaining cardstock from Step 1 inside the Dot Matrix embossing folder and following your machine instructions, run it through.


10. Free hand cut a heart out of the embossed piece using Kushgrip Snips scissors.

11. Brush on some Barn Door Distress ink with an Ink Blending Tool on the heart. Also brush on some Distress paints for more color.


12. Attach the heart to the card as shown using Popit Shapes.


13. Using Jet Black Archival Ink™ Pad, stamp a butterfly from the Papillon set and #iloveyou from the Hashtag set on cardstock. Draw borders with pencil around the sentiment. Cut out the stamped images with Kushgrip Snips scissors and attach to the card with Popit Shapes.

Festively Distressed Blog Hop with Ranger & Dreamweaver Stencils

November 7th, 2013

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Ready to be festively distressed once again? The Dream Team at Dreamweaver Stencils have been playing with Tim Holtz Distress Paints, and are ready to inspire you to be distressed as well…paint distressed that is! Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs. Follow their hop and leave some love for an opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Paints and five Dreamweaver Stencils! The hop starts at the Dreamweaver Blog. Enjoy!

Halloween Crafting Contest

October 25th, 2013

Distress Halloween Headstones

We’ve been sharing some great fall and Halloween projects lately and will continue to do so all next week. Today we have a Distress Halloween Headstones tutorial by Candy Colwell! Check out the project page here for a full materials list, instructions, and step-out photos!

Now we want to see what you’ve been making. From now until noon eastern time on Halloween you can submit a photo of your fall or Halloween themed project for a chance to win some awesome Ranger products! What are you playing for you ask? Well… While getting ready for the big Warehouse Sale tomorrow, we found 3 leftover VIP bag from the CHA Summer Show. Each bag contains a mix of the new products we launched at the show and an awesome Ranger apron.


Ready to craft? Great! Submit your project using the InLinkz form below:

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Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross

October 17th, 2013

halloween-box-014We have a great Halloween project for you today. Take a look at this Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross! Wow! After reading all about how to make this amazing project, head over to Carolyn’s post over at the The Crafty Scrapper to enter their contest!

Ok, let’s get started! For this project you will need:




1. 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.


2. 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).


3. Dab Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint on frame.


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


5. 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.


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


7. 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.


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


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


10. 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.


11. 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.


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


13. 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.


14. 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.

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2013: October

October 14th, 2013


Happy Halloween Tag by Daniela Mozo

  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter-Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Peeled Paint
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain-Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spiced Marmalade, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy
  • Stickles Glitter Glue-Orange Peel, Dark Blue
  • Perfect Medium Ink Pad
  • Perfect Pearl Pigment Powder-Forever Violet
  • Perfect Pearl Brushes
  • Adirondack Pigment Ink-Pitch Black
  • Archival Ink-Jet Black
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces #12 Manila Tag
  • Dylusions Day of the Head Stamp Set
  • Dylusions Stencils – Bert
Happy Halloween Tag by Daniela Mozo

Halloween Treat Bag by Patti Behan

  • Ranger Surfaces Manila Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Pewter, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter
  • Archival Ink Pad-Jet Black
  • Ranger Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Learn how to make this bag by checking out the tutorial over on Patti’s blog!

Halloween Treat Bag by Patti Behan

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