Guess This Ranger Product Revealed! (and some surprise winners!)

February 28th, 2013

And the answer is…

Wow! That was a tough one! We had tons of guesses this time around and many of you were convinced that it was either Distress Paint or Stain, but only 3 people hit the nail right on the head and were able to name the product AND the color! The 3 Dylusions experts are:

  • Shannon Barnum via Facebook
  • Kathleen Hodgins via Facebook
  • Pamela Bennet via our Blog

You three proved that you know a bottle of Dylusions when you see one, so to reward you, we’d like to give each of you a set of the brand spankin’ new 9×12 Annie, Flossie, and Bert Dylusions Stencils!

To claim your prize, simply send an email to with your mailing address and we’ll get your new Dylusions Stencils out to you. Thanks again to everyone that participated and congratulations to the winners!


Guess This Ranger Product!

February 26th, 2013

Before we usher in March with new projects and web features, we thought it would be fun to do another Guess this Ranger Product! As usual, check out our Facebook page tomorrow, and we’ll give you a second picture then swing by on Thursday to find out what it is. Until then, what is it?

Updated 2/27/2013: Need a hint? Here you go!


Winners of the February Color Palette Contest

February 25th, 2013

What a great response we received! You all came up with some incredible projects based on the February color palette. As promised, we selected a few lucky winners to split the pile of goodies featured in the inspiration photo. And the winners are…

Amy* – Recycled Cardboard Heart Banner

Lea Kimmel – Valentine’s Day Art Journal

Sue W. – Birthday Tags

CONGRATS! We will send you an email shortly with information on how to claim your prize.

We hope everyone had as much fun making their projects as we did looking at them all and reading your blogs! Be sure swing by soon to check out the March Color Palette.


Creating a Tie-Dye look with Alcohol Inks

February 21st, 2013

Peace, love, and Alcohol Inks – that’s what Teri Anderson is all about over at Paper Crafts Connection. In her latest post, she details how to use clear transparencies, an embossing folder, Alcohol Ink, Blending Solution, and an applicator tool to create a groovy tie-dye look.

You can get all the details on how to do this at home here. Also, they are giving away an Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and a few bottles of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, so be sure to leave a comment on their post to be entered for a chance to win!


Monthly Mailbag: Scrap & Stamp Arts and Australian Scrapbook Ideas

February 20th, 2013

While we all love perusing the latest photos on Pinterest and reading about the latest techniques on blogs, sometimes there is something wonderful about flipping through an actual magazine and finding that perfect project. This month, we found a few exciting features in Scrap & Stamp Arts and Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazines that we want to share with you.

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Hello from the Stitches Trade Show!

February 18th, 2013

We hope everyone had a fun and crafty weekend! Dyan Reavely, Kaz Hall, and Kate Crane spend the weekend demoing Ranger’s latest projects at the Stitches Trade Show in the UK. They managed to find some time in between all of their hard work to snap a few shots to share with everyone! How great do they look?!?

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours from everyone here at Ranger. Last week we sent our newsletter subscribers an exclusive video of Dyan Reaveley making a Valentine’s Day Tag at the CHA Winter show! Just in case you missed it, here it is again!

If you haven’t already, enter your email at the top right of the page where it says “Join the Ranger Mailing List” and click “Join” to be among the first to receive exclusive features, coupons, and more!

Finally, don’t forget our February Color Palette contest is still going on, so submit your projects for a chance to win a great prize pack of Ranger products!


February Inspiration from Around the Web

February 12th, 2013

While you can certainly find a ton of inspiration, projects, tips, and techniques right here at, we know there is so much out there, so we decided to round up a few awesome posts we’ve come across around the web to share with you!

First up we have an amazing “Love Is In The Air” tag by Paula Cheney. In this project, Paula started out testing how the new Tim Holtz Distress Paints would work as a resist and ends up with a gorgeous tag! Click here to head over to One Lucky Day to check it out.

When it comes to love inspired projects, you can definitely go the Dylusions route as well. That’s exactly what May Flaum decided to do. Over at the Simon Says Stamp blog, May created a Dylusions Valentine’s Card with Dylusions stencils and ink sprays. Want to know how? Of course you do, head on over to Simon Says Stamp to watch May’s video before making your own!

Done with Valentine’s Day and ready for Spring? Richele Christensen has just the thing with her Distress Paints Journey Tag. This tag features an embossed Metal Foil tag, Idea-ology metal embellishments, die cut words and, of course, the Distress Paints. So much fun! Head on over to her blog to get started!

Last, but certainly not least, Claudine Hellmuth has a great technique video over on her blog. In this video she shares her embossed metal foil stencil technique. By combining foil tape, stencils, and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, you can create a vintage, antique look for your next project!


February Color Palette Inspiration & Contest

February 11th, 2013

How many Ranger products are perfect for Valentine’s Day projects? A lot! Whether you’re putting the final touches on your projects or starting them soon because you prefer to work under the wire, we thought we’d suggest some great colors that work perfectly together! How great do these look?!?

We think these products would look even better on your craft table, so we’re going to give them away. That’s right, everything you see in the photo we are going to divide up among several lucky winners!

To be entered for a chance to win, simply use the InLinkz submission tool below to share a photo of a project you created that is inspired by this color palette. You can submit any type of project you like, as long as it features some or all of the colors featured in the above photo.

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Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane demos Patinas at Winter CHA 2013

February 8th, 2013

At the Winter CHA show Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane demoed the new Patina colors. In this particular demo, she uses Garnet, Ruby, Topaz, and Marble Patinas and a reliefing block on a 38mm Open Pea Pod Vintaj Arte Metal to really bring the piece to life!

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