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Core’dinations Scrapbook Page

December 4th, 2012

Have you checked out the Core’dinations blog lately? They posted an awesome layout the other day by designer April Derrick. This fun Christmas scrapbook page features Stampendous, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, and Distress Stains. Take a look:

Core'dinations Tinsel Layout

How fun?! Be sure to head on over to the Core’dinations blog post here to get a complete materials list along with step-by-step instructions on how you can create this amazing layout yourself.

New Projects, Videos, and More

October 24th, 2012

Video Collage HEader

One of the great things about our website is that we are constantly adding new things for you to check out, no matter what your favorite type of crafting is. We just wanted to take a second to point out a few of the new items that we’ve added over the past week or so.

If you’re Dylusional for Dyan Reaveley, we have three new videos for you. First up, we have a video of Dyan introducing her new “My Creative Journal Journey” book. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out these videos of Dyan sharing some creative inspiration for her Dylusions Seasonal Stamps and Dylusions Seasonal Stencils!

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Scrapfest 2012 recap and giveaway

September 18th, 2012

Scrapfest 2012 World's Largest Scrapbook Page

Hey everyone! It was a busy weekend, but we had an amazing time at Scrapfest this year. It’s hard to believe it has been almost a month since we shared our prep photos with you!

But alas, Scrapfest 2012 has come and gone. We hope you followed us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend to see some of the great photos and updates from the event. Now that everyone’s back, we wanted to show you even more photos from our adventure. Take a look:

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Claudine Hellmuth on the Paperclipping Roundtable Panel

September 11th, 2012 Banner

It has only been two weeks since Tim Holtz was featured on the Paperclipping roundtable and now Ranger Signature Designer, Claudine Hellmuth, is also being featured! This week’s episode, entitled “Medium in a Nutshell”, is all about adding mixed media elements to scrapbooking pages.

In this podcast, Claudine shares a bunch of her tips and techniques from using gesso to using online tools to build a color palette. You can head on over to to check out this episode or subscribe to the Paperclipping Roundtable via iTunes.

Collage stamping with Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps

September 10th, 2012

LaBlache Stamps at CHA Summer 2012

So many exciting things happened this year at the CHA Summer show. put together this amazing video that showcases Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps sharing some easy and amazing techniques on collage stamping and inking.

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.

Can’t get enough of LaBlanche’s videos? Check out this one that uses Distress Metallic Stains on the Specialty Stamping Paper too!

Getting ready for ScrapFest 2012

August 24th, 2012

ScrapFest 2012 Prep

Hey Ranger fans, we’re just 3 weeks away from ScrapFest 2012! This premier scrapbooking event kicks off on September 14th and runs through the 16th at the Mall of America in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – beautiful Minnesota.

Tim Holtz will be there running various workshops and demos featuring Ranger products over the course of the show. That means everyone here at Ranger has been hard at work prepping supplies for these exciting events.

We thought you’d like to get a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes to make these workshops such a huge success. Take a look at these photos from the past week:

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Project: Misted Dylusions Layout

June 7th, 2012

New on check out this fabulous scrapbook layout by May Flaum, perfect for preserving your summertime memories!  May used Dylusions Ink Sprays in conjunction with Dylusions Stencils and Stamps to create a cheerful, colorful look.

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!

New for October on!

October 4th, 2011

Boo!!  Happy October, everyone!  We've got some great new features on this month to help you get in the autumn/Halloween mood!

Learn how to make this spooky haunted house card using tips and techniques by Claudine Hellmuth!  She will teach you how to use Studio Creative Layers stamps along with Studio Black Gesso and Sticky-Back Canvas to create a card that is perfect for sharing with all your favorite boys and ghouls this Halloween.


Patti Behan has created a beautiful autumnal scrapbook layout, ideal for displaying your pumpkin-picking photos!  Patti's pumpkin patch layout features products by Tim Holtz, including Distress Ink and Distress Crackle Paint.

And finally, spice up your home décor with this beautiful cork message board, created by Lisa Dixon using fall shades of Distress Stain!  We love her adorable push-pins made from Inkssentials Shrink Plastic, too!

We hope you enjoy these projects and give them a try!  What fall and Halloween crafts do you have up your sleeve this October?