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Ranger’s Easter Egg Designer’s Challenge! Day 2

April 4th, 2012

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 Bowlin:

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 Horvath:

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:

If you are still scrambling, trying to come up with some ideas for Easter d├ęcor of your own, never fear!  We have even more egg-citing creations to share tomorrow!

Get your Ranger Green on!

March 16th, 2012

With spring and St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your Ranger Green on!  On Specialty Stamping Paper, Tags, Gloss Paper, Shrink Plastic and Sticky-Back Canvas, that is!

Check out all the amazing products we have that come in shades of green, perfect for projects at this time of year!


Kermit the Frog had it wrong.  It IS easy being green… thanks to Ranger!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 11

December 23rd, 2011

Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve?!  Already?!  But we still have so many ornament ideas to share with you!  Well, we’d better get started then.  Here it is: Ranger‘s eleventh day in our 12 Days of Ornaments series! 

Today we are showcasing the talented men of Ranger Industries, so let’s hear it for the boys!!


Brian Van Liew II‘s amazing upcycled Graffiti Spraypaint Cans and Stencil ornaments were created with:

Marc Elepano used glycerin and water to create a snowglobe ornament, filled with shrink plastic snowflakes!  He used:

Don’t forget to leave comments on the post from Day 10 as well as today’s post: we will be selecting prize pack winners as soon as we return to the office after Christmas.  But we’ll be back tomorrow to wrap it all up with our final day of ornament inspiration!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 10

December 22nd, 2011

Welcome to Day 10 in Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments series!  Only two days left to get all those ornaments crafted before St. Nick arrives!  (No pressure or anything…)

Teresa Natividad's pearly, dimensional Geo ornament was created with:

That's not ribbon wrapped around Bonnie Egenton's ornament: it's embossing powder on top of Wonder Tape!  This deceptively easy project was made with:

Graphic designer Lisa Bihuniak's typographic ornaments were created with:

Congratulations to our newest winner from yesterday's post: Bunnyfreak!

"Everyday you guys surprise me with more great ornament ideas. I am just wowed."

For a chance at winning a Ranger prize pack of your very own, just hit the lil' "comment" button below and show us some holiday love!  We will be announcing the winners from Days 10, 11 and 12 after Christmas when our Ranger "elves" are back in the office… so you have even more days to get those great comments in!  Good luck!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 9

December 21st, 2011

On the 9th day of Christmas, Ranger gave to me….. more great ornament ideas for all my tree-trimming needs!

Susan Baldwin's filmstrip-inspired ornament was created with:

Debbie Tlach's Poinsettia Pocket ornament was made using:

Terry Horvath's reindeer snow globe ornament was created with:

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.

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 7

December 19th, 2011

We're in the homestretch, everyone: only 6 days til Christmas! Did you all have a busy weekend of crafting, shopping and gift-wrapping?  Well don't count your to-do list as finished just yet, because Ranger's still cranking out the ornament inspiration all the way til Christmas!

Debbie DiStefano's cheerful angel ornament was made with:

Patti Behan made a shabby chic ornament with:

We've got three days of comment winners to announce, too.  Congratulations to:

Day 4: Barbara Washington: "More fabulous inspiration. Love the stained glass technique ornament. The ornament wreath is one of those 'Why didn't I think of that?' projects…so cool."

Day 5: Ellie knol: "Amazing how each day it is so different and yet so beautiful, LOVE them all!!"

Day 6: Karenajo: "What a clever idea to personalize an ornament by using an initial – very pretty! Cindy's 3D ornament is very striking, elegant ! Thanks for sharing such great ideas with all of us!"

Don't forget to comment on today's post for a chance to win a Ranger prize pack of your very own!

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: Tag #9

December 9th, 2011

Join the Ranger Team as we create our own projects inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011!

Tim's ninth tag:

Here are the projects from our outstanding  Ranger team!!


 Teresa Natividad made this delightful gift bag using:


Bonnie Egenton crafted a joyful gift cardholder with:



Susan Baldwin's cozy cabin card was made with:

Stickles in Frosted Lace

Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Tumbled Glass

Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet

Inkssentials Heat It Craft Tool

Embossing Powder in Clear

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy and Barn Door

Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Picket Fence

Adirondack Pigment Inks in Lemonade and Snow Cap

Liquid Pearls in Peacock and Rouge

Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix Rickety House Bigz, Mini Bird and Gathered Twigs  and On the Fence on the edge dies  and Vagabond machine

Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Kushgrip Snips



Terry Horvath's made such a Tweet ornament with:


Patti Behan crafted this exquisite tag using:


Diane Spiak's dashing tag was made with:


And now, Congratulations to our lucky winner from yesterday's blog postVicki B 

"Every project today is simply wonderful. I hope everyone who is creating for the blog understands how much we like their creations and appreciate all their hard work. Thanks."

Awww, thanks so much for your heartfelt comment, Vicki!  We hope you have as much fun playing with these fabulous Ranger products as we have; they will all be on their way to you shortly!

Lords a leaping…can you believe just three more days for tag inspirations.  Remember to check back on Monday for Tags 10, 11 and 12.  

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: Tag #8

December 8th, 2011

Join the Ranger Team as we create our own projects inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011!

Tim's eighth tag:

Let's see how the Ranger team interpreted Tim's steampunk Christmas tag!

Bonnie Egenton made a vintage-looking holiday card using:

Patti Behan crafted a high-flying card using:

Debbie Tlach created a steampunk ornament with:

Terry Horvath's snowy ornament was created using:

Wow, great work, ladies!

Congratulations to our lucky winner from yesterday's blog post: Amy Bagley!

"The projects presented here and on Tim's blog are a true testiment to the versatility of the wonderful Ranger product line. You can create literally any type of project using them! Love seeing all the fresh ideas and getting inspired to think even further outside the box! Day 7 has been my favorite so far! Thanks team Ranger!"

Thanks so much, Amy!  We hope you will be inspired to use these fabulous Ranger products in your holiday projects; they will all be on their way to you shortly!

(Don't forget, everyone: if you would like to win a set of holiday-inspired Ranger gear of your very own, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post!!)

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: Tag #7

December 7th, 2011

Join the Ranger Team as we create our own projects inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011!

Tim's seventh tag:

Here's what the Ranger team created, using Tim's tag as inspiration:

Debbie Tlach decorated a gift box using:

Teresa Natividad crafted a tag of her own, using:

Susan Baldwin's cheerful tag was created with:

Terry Horvath created a nostalgic ornament with:

Patti Behan created a scrapbook layout with:

Who'd have thought that a Christmas tag could inspire projects as varied as holiday ornaments and scrapbook layouts appropriate for any time of the year?  Have you used any of Tim's tags as inspiration for non-tag projects this year?  Let us know in the comments for a chance to win a seasonal collection of Ranger products!

Congratulations to our winner from yesterday's post: Heidi Gore!


"It's amazing to see the totally different interpretations of the original tag. Everyone there is so totally creative. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing so many different ways to do the same technique."

See you tomorrow with more great project ideas, courtesy of the Ranger team!!

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: Tag #2

December 2nd, 2011

Join the Ranger Team as we create our own projects inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011!

Tim's second tag:


Let's see what the Ranger Team came up with!

Colleen Verardi created a jolly ATC using:

Debbie Tlach crafted an ornament tag with:

Terry Horvath's rustic ornament features:

Patti Behan's beautiful scrapbook page proves that the 12 Tags can inspire you all year 'round, not just for Christmastime!  Patti used:

At this time we would also like to announce the lucky winner from yesterday's blog post!  (Remember to comment on each of our 12 Tags posts for your chance to win a stash of holiday-inspired Ranger products!)  Congratulations to Stephanie, who commented:

"I love the different things created inspired by the 12 tags. Usually, you just see tags, but to take it to a whole new level with the ornaments and candle and canvas…so very cool. Thanks for sharing!!"

We couldn't agree more!  Thanks for your great comment, Stephanie, and we hope you enjoy your holiday-inspired goodies!

What Ranger products do you find yourself reaching for most often when working on holiday projects?  Let us know in the comments for a chance to win!!

See you on Monday, when we'll be posting projects inspired by Tim's Tags #3, 4 and 5!