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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.

Colored and Striped Snowmen Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a snowmen card featuring a gorgeous Stampendous stamp. With only about two months to go, it’s time to get started making Christmas cards! Using a technique called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside I created a … Continue reading

School Days All Occasion Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with an all-occasion card, using school-themed papers! Can you tell? Thought it would be nice to use this card when corresponding with a teacher, school staff or administrator. Using Creative Photo Corners Gold and Metallic Foil … Continue reading

True Love Art Journal

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a wedding-themed True Love Art Journal. I love Art Journaling and find inspiration for many occasions. For this page, I used a picture taken at my own wedding a couple of years ago. Using Scrapbook … Continue reading

Layered Vintage Frame Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a layered vintage frame card. I love using lots of layers on my cards. With the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser, it’s super easy, quick, and precise adhering to the layers. By using 3D … Continue reading

Framed Birthday Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with an easy-to-make framed birthday card. I always like to have some birthday cards in my stash… always handy when you need to send a card last minute! With 3D Foam Strips it’s ever so easy … Continue reading

Make a Wish Foiled Accent Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a foil accented Make a Wish card using a technique called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside. It’s so much fun to use adhesive as an eye-catching accent for your card. I would love to … Continue reading

TV Frame Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a unique dimensional TV Frame Card. I had so much fun making this TV frame card! With the help of the Dual Tip Glue Pen, I was able to not only glue but also help … Continue reading

Mixed Media Dragonfly Tag

Hi everyone, Yvonne here. Last year I collected all kinds of flower seeds from our garden and I like to gift them to friends in an original way. What came to mind was this mixed media Dragonfly Tag with a … Continue reading

Wavy Burlap Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a fun Wavy Burlap Birthday Card. Adhesive sheets are a great way to turn your burlap cardstock into stickers. And with the help of the brand new 3D Foam Squares Micro White adhere any small … Continue reading

Glittered Birthday Wishes Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here a super easy to create a birthday card. Make glittered accents with the brand new 3D Foam Strips Large White and create your own Glittered Birthday Wishes card. This project is so simple to create that … Continue reading