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
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.
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.
Mist with water allowing the paint to go into the crackles. Dab excess off with paper towel. Brush paint around the edges.
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.
Apply the metallic brushed pewter and tarnished brass distress stain to the graveyard edge piece.
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.
Cover crow with Glossy Accents. It will look milky but will dry clear, do not use heat gun to dry.
Apply Mustard Seed Distress Stickles to the moon, spread with your finger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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:
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.
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 Scrapbook.com 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!
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