New December Web Features

November 30th, 2012

Snowman doing a handstandCan you believe it? December is here already! (Well, tomorrow it will be.) For most of you that means the holidays are right around the corner. For us that also means that it is time for some new web features on, so we have a few great features that will help you add some homemade goodness into your holiday celebration!

Quick and Easy Glitter OrnamentsFirst up, Ranger’s Patti Behan shows everyone how to use Glossy Accents, Stickles Dry Glitter, and some clear glass ornaments to make a quick and easy glitter ornament that can be customized to match your personal style and décor in this informative video.

Project: Perfect Pearls Christmas Tree CardNext up we have a Perfect Pearls Christmas Tree Card by Richele Christensen. If you are looking for a simple card to send holiday wishes, be sure to take a look at this one. This card is very easy to make, yet is very festive and glistens with holiday cheer.

Dylusions Holiday OrnamentFinally, Ranger Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley is sure to get you in the holiday spirit with this video that will teach you how to make a colorful and festive star ornament!

We hope some of these features will inspire your holiday projects! Make sure you stay tuned throughout the month for more great festive projects and ideas!


Ranger’s Bonnie Egenton featured in Crafts ‘n things

November 29th, 2012

December issues of Crafts ‘n things

Unsurprisingly, the December issues of Crafts ‘n things is all about the holidays. Among all the amazing holiday themed projects packed into this month’s issue, you will find a wonderful shimmer & shine holiday keepsake box created by Ranger’s Marketing Director, Bonnie Egenton.

This project combines an Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheet, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Christmas Background Embossing Folder, and Liquid Pearls to create a fun, three-dimensional surface atop this festive keepsake. Take a look:

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Cyber Monday specials at!

November 25th, 2012

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We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We know you probably also did a lot of shopping over the weekend, but may not have been able to get everything on your craft list. In case you missed out on our Black Friday sale, we are excited to announce that we are also running a Cyber Monday promotion at!

Starting at 12:01 am Pacific time on 11/26/12 and running until 11:59 pm, all customers in the U.S. and Canada can enter code CYBER at checkout to receive 20% off their entire order! As an added bonus, customers in the contiguous United States who spend over $20 will also receive free shipping on their order.

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Black Friday specials at!

November 22nd, 2012

Ranger Black Friday Tents

Happy Thanksgiving Ranger fans! Tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. We know all of your favorite retailers will be holding some amazing sales, so we decided to join in on the fun and say “Thank You” to all of our loyal fans by offer a few Black Friday specials at

Starting at 12:01 am Pacific time on 11/23/12 and running until 11:59 pm, all customers in the U.S. and Canada can enter code HOLIDAY at checkout to receive 25% off their entire order! As an added bonus, customers in the contiguous United States who spend over $20 will also receive free shipping on their order.

Thank you again for your continued support of Ranger products. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Black Friday Coupon 2012


Claudine Hellmuth featured in Somerset Memories Magazine

November 21st, 2012

Claudine Hellmuth in Somerset Memories Magazine

A lot of things make us smile, but one of our favorite things is flipping through a magazine and seeing the work of one of our talented designers published inside. If you haven’t seen the Autumn 2012 issue of Somerset Memories magazine, you’re in for a treat.

Inside this issue you will find a beautiful canvas by the incredibly talented Claudine Hellmuth. Take a look!

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Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: November

November 14th, 2012

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: November

Fall is definitely here and that is the inspiration behind this month’s 12 tags of 2012 on Tim’s blog. As always, we here at Ranger saw this fun technique and just had to make it our very own. Check out a few of the projects we came up with!

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Winners of the Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ Contest!

November 12th, 2012

Projects featuring Tim's new Distress Stains

Well, it looks like everyone is very excited about the new colors that the Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ are now available in. Tim Holtz sent us the picture above, and as you can see, he is already getting to work creating amazing tags that feature his new stains and stamps!

Apparently he wasn’t the only one that was immediately inspired! All of you, our faithful blog readers, sprung to action and submitted 75 gorgeous projects in just 3 days!!! WOW! There were so many amazing projects; we decided to choose 4 winners at random and they are…

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New Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™!

November 9th, 2012

Distress Stain Label Blog

A little over a month ago we announced the 12 Tim Holtz® Distress Inks that were previously released as Seasonal Inks are now permanently available in both ink pads and reinkers. Taking a look at the feedback everyone gave us online, we saw that you LOVED this release, but many of you called for stains.

Since we are in the business of spreading joy, we are excited to announce that now Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ are also available in these new colors. That means, starting this month, you can buy Distress Stains™ in Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and, of course, Gathered Twigs!

Just like last time, we are celebrating this release by giving you an opportunity to win some of these new colors. In order to be entered into this contest, simply link to a photo of a project you’ve made that features Distress Stains™ on your blog or on your favorite image hosting service (such as Flickr) and we will select a few random entries to win a grab bag that features some of the new Distress Stain™ colors!

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Week 4 of Festively Distressed + Winners

November 8th, 2012

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Well, it has been 4 fun filled week of Festively Distressed with Dreamweaver Stencils. Take a look at the final week of projects the “Dream Team” came up with:

As promised, we have sets of 12 Tim Holtz® Distress Embossing Powders and some Dreamweaver Stencils to give away. The winners of the Festively Distressed contest are…

Charmain Stack and Sue McRae!

Thanks to everyone that participated and congratulations to the winners! We will be sending you an email shortly with information on how to claim your prize.


Vintaj Patinas Techniques with Special Guest Blogger Els Van de Burgt from Elizabeth Craft Designs

November 6th, 2012

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If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen us share some very cool techniques posted by the Elizabeth Craft Designs page. A few weeks ago Els Van de Burgt posted some amazing Vintaj Patinas technique photos that we just had to know more about! We reached out to her and she generously spent some time taking photos and writing up how to achieve each one of these looks.

If you’re like us and can’t get enough of this beautiful work, be sure to “like” the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page here to continue to see all of Els’ amazing work or post on her page to let her know what you think of these techniques! You can also check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to find any supplies you may need for your next project, like the Shimmer Sheetz used in these techniques.

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