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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.

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

Make a Dotted Card with 3D Foam Circles

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a happy colored card with lots of dots: stamped dots, glittered 3D Foam Circles and rhinestone “dots”. With the great Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products, this card is really easy to make and embellish. Yes…let … Continue reading

To the Moon and Back Journal Page

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a tutorial on how easy it is to create a Journal Page using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products…not just for adhering only, but also to Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside. For my project, I … Continue reading

Winged Love Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a love card, made with the 3D Foam Wings. This gorgeous and intricate Winged Love Card is full of elegance with a vintage touch. I would like to share how I made this romantic card. … Continue reading

How to Make a Number Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a number birthday card with a little bit of humor that will make the recipient smile! The older, the wiser we get, they say but I also think that it makes one realize that age … Continue reading

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here. Do you like to recycle things when creating? Then this is a great project for you. Before throwing your used refill in the recycling bin, take a look at the parts. Did you know you can … Continue reading

How to Make a Shadow Box Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here.  A Shadow Box is super easy to make with the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Bonus is there are no glue stains and precise adhering, guaranteed! Today I am showing you how to make a shadow box … Continue reading

Foiled Flourish Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here. Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch are great to make gorgeous Foiled Flourish cards. No special foil machine needed. Simply use the Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch with a craft die to Wear your Adhesive on the Outside! Adhesive Sheet Die … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Love Shaker Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here sharing a shaker Love Card I made for Mother’s Day…I know my mum will be very very happy to receive this one! Shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and with 3D Foam Creative Sheets … Continue reading