Banner and place settings perfect for a Labor Day BBQ!

August 30th, 2013


As you prepare for your Labor Day gatherings this extended weekend, you may be looking for a way to add a custom crafty touch to your BBQ. Richele Christensen made these amazing projects that feature the new Tim Holtz Distress Glitter. First up, we have this fun “Celebrate Banner.” For this project, you will need:



1. Spray both sides of the nine #10 Manilla tags with Ink refresher. Crinkle the tag, dry with a HeatIt Tool and then flatten out.

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Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2013: August

August 29th, 2013

London tag by Patti Behan

  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, and Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Brushed Pewter, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Festive Berries, Chipped Sapphire
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Watering Can
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool

Live in the Moment Tag by Daniela Mozo

  • Ranger Surfaces #10 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat it Tool
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Shaded Lilac, Gathered Twigs
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Old Paper
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads: Ginger, Hazelnut, Pitch Black

Soar Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces – #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool w/Felt
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Barn Door, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Brushed Corduroy
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Weathered Wood, Brushed Corduroy
  • Archival Ink – Jet Black

Treasured Friendship by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces – #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool w/Felt
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Barn Door, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire
  • Perfect Pearls Mists: Turquoise
  • Archival Ink – Jet Black
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Fall into Love Card by Kelly Kronowski

  • Manilla Cardstock
  • Distress Stain- Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Bundled Sage
  • Distress Ink- Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain & Old Paper
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink- Fern Green & Potting Soil
  • Archival Ink- Saffron & Vermillion
  • Mask Created with TH Masking Sheets & Vintaj Patina
  • Perfect Pearls Mists- Perfect Pearl
  • Perfect Medium
  • Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold
  • Perfect Pearls Brush
  • Collage Glue Stick
  • Non Stick Craft Sheet
  • Heat it Craft Tool
  • Mister Bottle


Create-n-Connect Summer Show 2013 Booth Samples

August 14th, 2013


One of the highlights of swinging by the Ranger Booth at the Create-n-Connect show is getting a chance to see all of the amazing samples created by various talented designers using all of our exciting products! We know many of you would love an opportunity to take a look at these samples to find inspiration for your next product, so we’re bringing our booth to you… digitally!

Take a look! Which is your favorite?


Shark Week Project!

August 6th, 2013

Shark Week

It’s that time of year again – Discovery’s Shark Week! Many of you out there go all out for this extravaganza of shark-themed programming. We’ve seen all sorts of super fun ideas across the Internet that can make a Shark Week party just that much more fun… from shark cupcakes to sea-themed drinks. Today, we’re going to show you how to make this awesome Shark Fin Hat designed by Ranger’s Debbie Tlach.

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Awesome! Let’s get started. First, click here to download the shark fin template. Using the template (or your own drawing skills) cut 2 shark fin shapes from pieces of Ranger Kraft Paper. Next, apply your favorite color ink directly to both papers. We used the new Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can so it looks like a real shark!

Simply tape the inside edges together with wonder tape and attach ribbon to the sides of the fin. Put on your fin, grab your popcorn, and turn on Discovery for Shark Week!


Amazing Melt Art Video Tutorial from Fiskars + Distress Glitter Winners!

August 5th, 2013

Ranger Melt Art Mania

It’s been a little bit since we shared a Melt Art Mania project. Luckily, we came across this GREAT video by Stephenie Hamen from Fiskars! Stephenie is a recent Ranger U Grad who is now a Melt Art pro… in this video tutorial, Stephenie shows you how to use Melt Art Mold-n-Pour with the plates from the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System to create your own custom embellishments! Take a look:


Now, as promised we have 3 winners from our Tim Holtz Distress Glitter contest! The response was overwhelming and we are really excited that so many of you watched, enjoying, and learned all about Distress Glitter from Tim’s videos! The 3 lucky winners each receiving an entire set of Tim Holtz Distress Glitters and a Ranger apron are… ::drumroll::

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Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Giveaway!

August 2nd, 2013


We know all of you, our loyal blog and social media followers, waited on pins and needles to find out what our mystery release was at the Summer Create-n-Connect show. We were so happy to see the overwhelming response to the new Tim Holtz Distress Glitters. To say Thank You for all of your support, we figured the only way we could make a Friday even better is by giving away some glitter!

We have 3 FULL SETS of the brand new Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to give away. We’ll also be throwing in a Ranger Apron so you can get your sparkle on in style! 🙂 We know not everyone has the opportunity to join us at the Create-n-Connect show in Las Vegas, so for this contest we are posting videos from the various amazing media outlets that were at the show.

To be entered for a chance to win, simply watch some of Tim’s demo’s below then tell us in the comments of this blog post, what feature you are most excited about or how one of the techniques Tim demoed will be perfect for your next project! We’ll be picking a winner on Monday so spread the word all weekend long!

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Create-n-Connect Show Photo Recap

August 1st, 2013

It was definitely a creative week out in Las Vegas at the Create-n-Connect show! The 1st day was all about education. Dyan taught a class all the ins and outs of getting inky with Dylusions products.

Tim’s class was literally Christmas in July. Everyone really got into the holiday spirit as they created Distress Holiday Cards!

Once the show officially kicked off, our booth was buzzing with curious crafters excited to find out about the mystery Tim Holtz Distress Glitter

The rest of the show was very busy, but so much fun. In addition to showcasing our new products, we had amazing demos by Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, Wendy Vecchi, Claudine Hellmuth, and Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane!