New Year, New Web Features!

December 31st, 2012

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It’s been a great year here at Ranger and we hope you all had a wonderful 2012. At the strike of midnight tonight, we will ring in the New Year! To celebrate this momentous occasion we have update our features on so you can kick 2013 off right – with crafts! 

First up, we have this fun Texture Tread Snowflake Pin Project by Debbie Tlach that will be sure to accent any winter outfit. Using the Melting Pot, UTEE, and Texture Treads you can create this seasonal snowflake pin.

Vintaj Natural Brass: Melt Art BezelThe possibilities are endless when it comes to creating jewelry with Melt Art. In this video, Vintaj Educator Mackie Mullane show how to create a Melt Art Bezel using Vintaj Natural Brass findings and the Ranger Melting Pot

If checking out these features has got your creative juices flowing, check out these Melt Art Heat It Ink Recipes to help you start working with Heat It Inks to create your very own projects with Melt Art!


Getting ready for CHA Winter 2013

December 28th, 2012

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We hope everyone had a great holiday. As everyone prepares to bring in the New Year, that can mean only one thing for everyone at Ranger – time to gear up for CHA Winter 2013!

We are SO excited! We have a ton of exciting news for you in the coming weeks. We can’t show you too many behind the scenes photos because, well, it would ruin the surprises we have planned! With that being said, we know how much you love seeing what goes into these exciting shows, so we snapped a few pics to give you a little peek. Take a look:

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And the answer is…

December 24th, 2012

Well, we can’t fool you! You were hot on our trail right from the first photo! The answer to the Guess this Ranger product challenge was…

Liquid Pearls!

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A big thank you to everyone that participated on both our blog and our Facebook page!


It’s time for another round of Guess this Ranger product!

December 22nd, 2012

Hello everyone! With all the hustle and bustle during the final days leading up to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to do another round of Guess this Ranger product! Last time you all really blew us away with being able to identify the product from such a close up photo. Let’s see how you do this time. Take a look:

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Need a hint? Stop by our Facebook page tomorrow (and be sure to like up while you’re there) and we’ll zoom out a little bit to give you a better view and then we’ll reveal what it is on Monday!


Gift Bag Idea and Contest WINNERS!

December 20th, 2012

Yesterday we shared with you some great last minute holiday crafting ideas. Today we have one more for you by the incredibly talented Wendy Vecchi. This festive bag is the perfect way to package a gift for any special someone in your life. Along with this inspiring photo, Wendy also included a supply list so you can make one of your own! Here is everything you need to create this delightful gift bag:

Fo rYou Gift Bag by Wendy Vecchi

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Last minute holiday crafting ideas from around the web

December 19th, 2012

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We’re now into the final countdown – Christmas is almost here! While we all aspire to be the epitome of organization with our decorations hung, cards in the mail, and presents neatly wrapped under the tree, sometimes life gets in the way and you find yourself in need of some serious last minute inspiration. Don’t worry bloggers, Ranger is here to help!

We’ve been scouring the web for project ideas to help you avert any last minute holiday crafting crisis! Take a look at a few of the things we found:

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More gift wrap ideas + a CONTEST!

December 14th, 2012

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More gift wrap ideas + a CONTEST! Prize PackYesterday we showed you some great ways to wrap up your holiday gifts. Today, we have a technique from Claudine Hellmuth. In this tutorial, she shows everyone how to use her Creative Layers Foam Stamps with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso to create a fun gift wrap out of either brown craft paper or just an old paper grocery bag!

After you’ve checked out Claudine’s Creative Layers Stamping Gift Wrap tutorial and Ranger’s Holiday Gift Decorating, we want to see what you can come up with. Below, you can submit a photo of your own holiday gift wrap. It can be wrapping paper, a gift bag, a gift box, or any other way you like to decorate your gifts – it just has to feature Ranger products and be made with love, by you!

You can submit photos of your gifts until Thursday, December 20th at noon eastern, then we will choose 1 lucky winner at random to receive a grab bag of Ranger products. (The photos in this post show you a little sneak peek at what’s in the prize pack!)

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Ranger Holiday Gift Decorating

December 13th, 2012

Well, the holiday season is in full swing now. As you finish up (or start!) your shopping for your gift list, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to wrap it up before placing it under the tree. A few of our Ranger elves already started to work on the perfect packages. From boxes to bags to wrapping paper, take a look at some of the creative holiday gift decorating we came up with! Like something you see? As always we were sure to include a materials list so you can make your own!

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Ornaments Inspired by Tim’s Tags

December 11th, 2012

Who says Tim’s tag techniques are just for tags? Not us! Every month we’ve been showing you our interpretations of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2012. Now that the holidays are upon us, we realized that those same great techniques could be used to make awesome ornaments! Take a look at some of the gorgeous ornaments Team Ranger came up with using the last year of techniques:

Snowflake Ornament by Kelly Kronowski

Kelly's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012Inspired by Tim’s February Distress Ink Resist Technique Kelly made this beautiful sparkly snowflake




Spiral Ornament by Bonnie Egenton

Bonnie's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012Tim’s October Tissue Wrap/Dabber Technique was the inspiration behind this dazzling ornament.



Life Moments Ornament by Terry Horvath

Terry's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 [1]Terry used Tim’s Distress Ink Photo Tinting Technique that was featured in the June Tag to create this gorgeous vintage ornament

Forever My Heart Ornament by Terry Horvath

Terry's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 [2]Terry’s stunning bejewled ornament was inspired by Tim’s September Tag


Stained Glass Ornament by Susan Baldwin

Susan's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012Susan was inspired by Tim’s March Faux Mosaic Technique to make this vibrant Stained Glass Window Ornament.



3D Star Ornament Teresa Natividad

Teresa's Ornament Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of 2012Teresa was inspired by February’s Dabber Resist Technique to make this festive celestial ornament.




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

December 7th, 2012

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

Well bloggers, it’s finally here: Tim’s final 12 tags of 2012 have been posted. What a fun year it has been! As usual, we sprung to action to create our own projects inspired by Tim’s December edition of 12 tags of 2012. Take a look:

Special Wishes Tag by Teresa Natividad

First up we have this fun winter tag by Teresa Natividad. This tag frames a fun Snowman Mini Blueprint stamp with a die cut Metal Foil Tape Sheet. It really shimmer and shines while wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

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