Today we are excited to welcome back this week’s Featured Company, Designs by Ryn and to share some beautiful creations using her products.

Here at Paper Crafter’s Library we love to create and share products from many different companies from around the globe.  Designs by Ryn offers some fabulous exclusive designs with an array of styles.  So no matter what your taste, you are sure to find something you love within her images.

And, we also have a give-a-way for you!! One lucky winner will receive the prize package below consisting of three of her images. More information on the give-away is at the end of the post.

Before we show you a selection of projects, here is a little more about Designs by Ryn:

Designs by Ryn is the manifestation of a dream that began a long time ago for me. I have always wanted to create a lifestyle that fits me and what I want out of my life. One that would allow me to create during working hours and give me the flexibility in my schedule to travel. For the longest time I wondered if something was wrong with me for not fitting into the multitude of ready made jobs that I tried.  It wasn’t until around three years ago when I attended a seminar at the Small Business Centre in London, Ontario that I realized that many of those misfit traits of mine were what they called entrepreneurial.

I was hooked by that idea but had absolutely no working knowledge of business.  The next few months I laboured over a business plan and submitted it to a program offered at the Centre – the Self Employment Benefit Program. To my absolute joy I was accepted!

I was given a foundation of business related workshops and an advisor – Gord Evans – who went over and above to help me with my project – a business that offered high quality rubber stamp designs based on my artwork. The beginnings of Designs by Ryn.

In order to have the flexibility of location that I wanted my store would need to be online. Never mind that I was almost completely technologically challenged and didn’t own a computer! The library computers just wouldn’t cut it so I walked into Staples and many questions later walked out with a laptop, printer and… A boyfriend?! Lol. That’s another story all together 😉

He became my “tech department” helping with the many issues that came with designing, printing and cutting my catalogues and product cards from home. I also bought a scroll saw – another foreign piece of machinery to me – determined to hand cut the stamps once mounted on cling cushion. The first day I was in tears having destroyed at least half of my attempts but in time I learned.

The website went through several transformations which took a lot of time and patience. The delays forced me to focus on marketing to stores and at festivals. It wasn’t until early 2012 that at long last the new version of my site was released as a fully functioning store.

I am now thrilled to see my stamps getting international exposure. I have built a Design Team of six wonderfully kind and talented ladies who consistently create inspiring art using the stamps – Shirley Deatcher (Canada), Eileen Godwin (UK), Miranda Degenaars (Netherlands), Karin van den Broek (Netherlands), Wendy McCarthy (UK) and Anja Hardenfels (Germany). I also encourage customers to share their work and find myself constantly delighted by what people make. The most inspiring part is that this business is allowing me to connect in a meaningful way to other creative individuals around the world.

That dream of mine is slowly getting there. I am endlessly thankful to all of the people along the way who have purchased my stamps and supported me on this journey.

Miranda Degenaars

MirandaHello, my name is Miranda and as long I can remember I’ve been a creative soul. In fact anything that can make the world a little more beautiful and peaceful. In these hard times we can sure use that… a teacher told me once: do the things that makes your heart sing and I believe everyone around you will be influenced by that! “Be the change you want to see in the world” Ghandi.

I’ve made three cards for you using little squares – two cards with the same colour combinations and one with different colours.  I’ve used these stamps of Ryn: Ornate Leaf Set, Spiral Branch Set and the famous Water Droplets.  The beautiful and true quote is from the Words of Inspirations from Chocolate Baroque.  I used Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Black Soot Distress inks.  Other supplies include Versafine black/gold ecoline(ink), white marker, Gold pearl ex or perfect pearls.


For the second card I had nine squares to fill.  I really love working on those tiny squares.  I’ve used these stamps of Ryn;  Ornate Leaf Set, Spiral Branch Set, Striped Reed Set, Raindrop Set, and the Trickling Water. The word is from Words of Inspiration sheet from Chocolate Baroque.


And now on to the third card.  This time I’ve chosen different colours, purple, turquoise and green…….all Distress inks to blend the background and squares. Than I’ve stamped with matching Memento inks because I like the detailed look of that.  I’ve used these stamps of Ryn: Abstract Leaf Set, Compound Leaf, and the Spiral Set. I have embossed some with WOW Silver Bells, a lovely silver with a holographic twist.  The word is from the Artistic Expressions from Chocolate Baroque.  Distress ink colors include Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean.

And now for the give-away.  Ryn is giving away the three stamp sets shown directly below (Ornate Leaf Set, Spiral Set and Trickling Water) to one lucky blog reader!  All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this blog post.

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Also, be sure to stop by Ryn’s blog and leave a comment on this post as she will also be giving away a set of three stamp sets (shown directly below) to a lucky blog reader.

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We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Designs by Ryn  and her designer Miranda Degenaars for sharing beautiful images and inspiration with us. Be sure to stop by Designs by Ryn’s store, the Designs by Ryn blog and the Designs by Ryn Facebook page.  Be sure to tell her Paper Crafter’s Library sent you. Winners will be announced next week!


96 replies on “Featured Company: Designs by Ryn”

  1. this is a brand new designer to me . These are absolutely wonderful stamp images. I would love to win this prize pack . I can see many hours of creativity with these stamps.

  2. I love these sort of designs and art. I already have a lot of ideas myself so I would love to win the stamp sets. Thankx for a chance to win these.

  3. All the very best to Ryn! Beautiful work, Miranda. I ‘discovered’ Ryn and her stamps a few months ago and absolutely luv her designs and the creativity she shares on her blog. I have just started my collection of stamps and luv them!

  4. Wow! What great images! I love the waterdrops and they’re used fabulously in the 9-square card!

  5. Wow, this would be a great addition to my recent addiction… I discovered Ryn’s stamps last month and am trying to build up a collection!! Great designs, and great quality stamps!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

  6. I love Ryn’s stamps! I only discovered them last year, and am slowly building my collection, and these are three I don;t have – yet! Loving the inspiration and colourways of the cards shown. Thank you 🙂

  7. The rain drops and going to be exciting to work with, the detail of her stamps is wonderful. I would just love to win.

  8. Best stamp maker ever! I am so in love with her stamps. Slowly building my collection.

  9. Love Ryn’s stamps and beautiful creations on the blog. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps 🙂

  10. Wow! What beautiful cards! I am impressed with the rain drops, just stunning! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. I have been a follower of you and your stamps for a while now. I have a few of your stamps and love and use them all the time. I would love to win the three new sets above. Would love to have all of your collection but have to win the lottery first. thanks so much!

  12. I love Designs by Ryn stamps. These cards are so beautiful! What a wonderful use of color and space.

  13. OH my gosh, I LOVE these stamps! the designs are so unique and would combine in so many different ways. I am so impressed with the fabulous look of these!

  14. I found Ryns straps a year or so ago. .. She is one talented lady with stamps which are different from the norm which is a pleasure to see. ….. Keep going Ryn…..

  15. These projects are GORGEOUS!!!!! I have some of Run’s stamps and love them…don’t have these and would be great to win them….thanks for the chance!

  16. Ryn has always had the most interesting stamps around. She’s a trendmaker, not a trend follower. Thanks for featuring her. Miranda did a great job showing them off to their best.

  17. I love these stamps! Know them for a while now, but still on my “to buy list” I think they are so versatile! Lucky for me I know Miranda´s work over 5 years know and love here style! Have a creative, inky day, Gerrina

  18. Having just discovered Designs by Ryn, I am just blown away by her creativity and artistic flare! I am being inspired by her design team. Unbelievable! Please enter me in the draw to win those amazing stamps!

  19. I love Miranda’s designs. The use of bold, bright colors, the way they are swirled together, and the beautiful stamps, all made her projects so interesting and exciting. I’d be thrilled to have stamps from the posting. thanks for the chance.

  20. These card designs are breathtaking. The color combinations are are so rich and elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win these stamps.

  21. WOW! New to Miranda’s designs but boy oh boy, I LOVE what I am seeing! !The ornate leaf set and the Spiral set ROCK!!! Would love to win this set of three and give the little squares technique a try!! Thank you for introducing me to a new company and the chance to win some of their awesome stamps!!!

  22. Love love love these stamps. Saw a friend using stamps by Ryn at a retreat and just had to find them. They are amazing.

  23. These are gorgeous examples using marvelous stamps. I also love the mix of colors chosen. So pretty.

  24. I stumbled on Ryn’s designs about a year ago when looking for something a little different. I now own several of her stamps and love every single one of them. Ryn is an amazingly talented young lady with a beautiful soul. She deserves everything that is good in her life. She WILL become famous.

  25. These stamps of Ryn’s are so unique and infinitely usable, and Miranda has made some truly beautiful cards with them. Thank you for the chance to own these!

  26. The stamps are amazing and what incredible cards! Each a work of art! I would love to win these stamps! The water drops is on my wish list!

  27. The cards are beautiful and love the colors you picked for each one. Would love to win one of these stamp sets to try them out. Edna B.

  28. Rynn’s stamps are beautiful and I am lucky to own the water droplets stamp – it is a fabulous quality stamp, the detail on it is outstanding. Love the cards that Miranda has shared and thank you so much for the chance to win some moree Rynn stamps! xx

  29. Wow, love the leaves and raindrops! I’m always interested in new, fresh designers to the stamping world. The cards were beautiful little art treasures. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  30. These are new to me and I am enchanted by the simple elegance of Ryn’s designs. They set my creative mind aglow!

  31. What a wonderful designer. I am a Canadian living in the US and I don’t think Canadian’s get the same exposure here. That’s why I enjoy Paper Crafter’s library to view what Canadian designers are doing. I love these stamps.Thanks

  32. Absolutely beautiful designs, Miranda! Your style is unique and OH! So pretty! Love the stamps used and the colours are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Oh my goodness, what magnificent stamps and beautiful projects completed with them. I have never seen anything like these before and wonder where in Australia I can get the stamps.

    I am completely gobsmacked at the delicate yet strong designs you have made Miranda and the detailed stamps Ryn has created.


  34. Beautiful colours shown with these fabulous stamps. Thanks for the great ideas with the little squares too.

  35. These are wonderful examples of how these beautiful stamps can be used. I am fascinated by the stamp set, “Trickling Water”. Thanks for a chance at winning.

  36. Today is the first time I have seen Rynn’s stamps. I would love to win and have a chance to try them out myself!
    Love the water drop and the cards♥

  37. as usual beautiful stamps and designs, only wish could buy over here. Unfortunately the customs surcharge makes doing so uneconomic

  38. I have never seen this designer before but I love the stamps. The “bliss” card is absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

  39. Wow, the 3 cards a beautiful and incredibly creative. Love the stamp sets and would be thrilled to be able to play with them.

  40. I am happy to see that London Ontario has launched a world class entrepreneur. I am from London Ontario . I love all of the stamp sets and would be happy to win any of them. The water drops are amazing.

  41. The three cards are amazing. I love the designs and color combinations. The trickling water looks so real…
    Thank you for the chance to win the lovely stamp set.

  42. The cards are gorgeous! I love those stamps. Ryn is also a new designer to me. I look forward to working with her stamps!

  43. Very unique cards, love them. Your choice of colors are rich and classy. Wonderful stamp sets too!

  44. These are fabulous stamps! Ryn is a talented designer and you rocked her stamps on the cards. They are so beautiful, Miranda Thanks for the delightful giveaway. These stamps sets would bring a lot of fun into the studio!!

  45. I love these cards — the colors arce amazing & the wee bit of stamping makes them so interesting and fun.
    These stamps are some I’ve never seen before. I will coming back to your website/blog often.

  46. The stamps are wonderful, Ryn, and Miranda’s cards are exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  47. These are exquisite cards made with amazing stamps. I have some stamps by Ryn and I love using them for their quality and originality. I’ve now got three new types of cards I can try to make. Thanks so much for the inspiration and opportunity.

  48. Oh, I am so glad to see Ryn on here again!! I loved what I saw when she was on here a while back. What a fresh approach she brings to her art!!! Thanks for the opportunity to see more of her lovely work and the chance to win!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  49. Ordered the droplets after seeing it on Eileen Godwin’s craftyzone took it to my card class and three people sent for it immediately! Superb reality stamps !

  50. Ryn your art is amazing! I love the art of Zentangle but it’s so time consuming, but with your beautiful stamps I could make a piece of art just as stunning!

  51. Wow, these projects are gorgeous. Congrats to Ryn on attaining her dream. It takes a lot of work and determination. I, personally, have not seen any of her stamps, so thank you for introducing her on this post. I love those images. I love to create art in a journal and on cards. These would add such a pop to anything. I am off to go visit her blog and see what her team has created. Thanks for the chance to win her stamps.

  52. Great to see, and read, about Designs by Ryn again. Miranda your cards are so beautiful, and so cheerful, and inspiring! Way to go ladies!

  53. I love the design by ryn stamps! All my stamps are in boxes , except for hers, they have their own little basket on my craft table. And Miranda, your card with the blocks is great, very neat and a great idea!

  54. WOW! These cards are gorgeous! The stamps are new to me and have so much potential for a great variety of possibilities. WON-DER-FUL!

  55. Love the cards and stamps. They are unique and I look forward to adding Ryn’s stamps tov my collection.

  56. Wow!!! I love these stamps and Miranda does such a awesome job. Would love to try one of these stamps, I’m sure I would be hooked!!!

  57. These cards and stamps are Wonderful! LOVE the rain drops. So unique-what fun it would be to have them among my stamps.

  58. These are wonderful stamps and beautiful cards. Truly unique, especially the raindrops – love them!

  59. I’m in love with these new stamp and Designs by Ryn. They are perfect for my dreamy art journal!

  60. Ryn is a fabulous designer. I adore her stamps and I’m proud to be part of her team.
    Miranda’s work is always a total delight to see and these examples are no exception….. BEAUTIFUL WORK from a very talented lady. xxxxxxx
    Eileen xxx

  61. Gorgeous stamps and wonderful card ideas – I have never seen anything like them! The wheels are already spinning as to what I could create with them if I won. Fingers crossed!!

  62. WOW! Fantastic projects! Very unique, lovely colors and very artistic design. Real winners!!

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