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About Yvonne van de Grijp

Yvonne van de GrijpI am Yvonne from The Netherlands. With my husband, Harrie, and English Cocker Spaniel, Noozy, we live in the south part of our beautiful little country, close to the forest.

The simple promise to send a friend a handmade Christmas card is what led to my "papercraft addiction." I have been on the many manufacturing design teams from around the globe. Mainly a card maker, I also like mixed media and scrapbooking. My other hobbies include writing my blog, teaching workshops, doing charity work, cooking, speaking languages (I speak Dutch, English, German, Spanish and a little French), travelling, gardening, walking in the woods, reading books and watching movies with happy endings.

I have studied law (university) and business economics and travelled around quite a lot for work. I quit working to now take care of my family.

My blog is named after my first dog Phoebe. My blog motto is “Being Creative is a Way of Life Too!” I love sharing techniques, my knowledge and ideas with people to motivate them to "explore" their creativity too. Find me at PhoeBeez.

Celebrate Card with 3D Foam Pennants Card

Hi everyone, it’s Yvonne here with a Celebrate card showcasing a technique called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside. With this technique, you use your Adhesive not just between layers for adhering, but on the top, as an embellishment on … Continue reading

Romantic Flourished Card Tutorial

For the Seasons Givings Blog Hop and Giveaway, CLICK: Seasons Givings 2020: DIY Stamp Wheel New Year Card. Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a dimensional romantic flourished card tutorial. Thin 3D Foam Squares are a super easy way to add … Continue reading

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with some fun ideas to dress up chocolate bars with Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers. Festive chocolate makes great stocking stuffers, and they’re perfect gifts for friends, co-workers and neighbors! Plus, they’re fun to decorate in holiday … Continue reading

Laced Snowflake Card Tutorial

Season’s Greetings! It’s Yvonne with a Laced Snowflake card. Lace always gives such a romantic touch to a card. Since it’s a Christmas card I added sparkle using Metallic Transfer Foil and the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. … Continue reading

Snowy Christmas Card with 3D Foam Circles

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a cute snowy Christmas card. I added 3D Foam Circles  White Mix for an easy and fun glittered snowy effect on the card. This technique is known as Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside. Using … Continue reading

Foiled Thankful Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here. The beautiful colors of autumn inspired me to make this card with a foiled Thankful sentiment. Using Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch with Metallic Transfer Foil from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit with Foil, you can … Continue reading

Autumn Card with Dimensional Ivy Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with an autumn-themed ivy card that is all about adding dimension to your card! Crafty Foam Tape White and 3D Foam Squares White Regular make it so easy to add lightweight dimension to a card which … Continue reading

DIY Textured Bohemian Notebook Cover

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a hip textured bohemian notebook. With Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesives, it’s so easy to give a plain notebook a gorgeous textured faux leather cover. The E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser is a great … Continue reading

Create a Multi-Layered Thank You Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here today sharing how to make a multi-layered flourished card. I love elegant cards and thank you cards are always handy to have because you never know when you need one! Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix … Continue reading

Romantic Believe in You Card Tutorial

Don’t you love romantic cards with a wonderful sentiment? I know I do! This ‘Believe in You’ sentiment is very special to me at the moment. My card is full of intricate and dimensional designs that include detailed die cuts. … Continue reading