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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.

Layered Mixed Media Art: Home

Mixed media art is about adhering many layers. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® has all the adhesives you need to assemble your mixed media artwork! Hello everyone, Yvonne here sharing how to make a Home mixed media artwork on chipboard. Are you ready … Continue reading

Elegant Thank You with Adhesive Sheets

Do you love an elegant and detailed die cut on your card as much as I do? Are you reluctant to use one because adhering it always leaves glue stains? Worry no more! Adhesive Sheets to the rescue and you’ll never … Continue reading

Romantic Love Shaker Card Tutorial

This Love Shaker Card expresses love and appreciation in a fun way to someone special – be it your spouse, best friend or family member! Hello everyone, Yvonne here with a romantic inspired theme that is very easy and securely assembled … Continue reading

Cute Layered Elephant Card

Who wouldn’t break into a smile after receiving such a cute elephant card? No sentiment is added to this layered card so it’s suitable for lots of occasions such as a birthday or just to cheer up! Hello everyone, Yvonne … Continue reading

Sparkle and Shine with Paper House Productions Blog Hop – Day 5

We’re at the end of our blog hop and giveaway with Paper House Productions! Hope that we have given you some sparkle and shine in ideas and tips this week! Today, our two designers, Teri Anderson and Yvonne van de … Continue reading

CAS Cards with a Smile and 3D Creative Sheets

How can you not smile when you receive these cards?! With 3D Foam Creative Sheets it’s ever so easy to lift up and securely adhere the “Smile” sentiment on these CAS (Clean And Simple) cards. Hi everyone, Yvonne here today sharing … Continue reading

Monster of a Thank You Card

An adorable monster makes a great thank you card, I think. LOL! Not only did I want to make it fun, but also unique. So I decided to “Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside” with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser … Continue reading

Building Layers of Love Card Tutorial

With spring love is in the air, it is a great time to make a romantic card for someone special or even a wedding card! Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® has all you need to build and make a multiple layered … Continue reading

Spring Love with 3D Foam Hearts

With spring in the air, one cannot be but happy and full of love for new beginnings that the season brings! Add hearts (as in 3D Foam Hearts), lots of glitter and bright colors…well, that puts me in a happy … Continue reading

Spring Dimensional Insect Card with 3D Foam Squares

Spring air brings life to flowers and little insects. Inspired by that thought I created a lovely insect card. If you can put the words, lovely and insect together, I think I accomplished that – LOL! Hello everyone, Yvonne here … Continue reading