About me

Who am I 
Hi I'm Gerry van der Velden, papercraft artist in heart and soul. 
I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our 2 papillons, Mika & B-Bee. 
I love all different kind of papercrafting from scrapbooking and cardmaking to mixed media projects and art journaling.

What I do
I teach papercrafters new techniques and skills. I show you how you can get the most out of your craft products to make them as versatile as possible. I help you to think outside the box with free video tutorials, where I show you how you can make great projects too and try out all things you learn on your own projects.

My Journey so far
I have been crafting as long as I can remember, there were always all kinds of things to craft with lying around for me and my sister.

I've tried lots of different crafts from knitting and embroidery to cardmaking and building chipboard boxes. About 2003 I discovered scrapbooking and started to develop my skills in working with pictures.

From 2011 until 2017 I have been working for KippersHobby a Dutch craft products wholesaler to make designs to display at craft shows and showroom, showcasing top brand craft products. For them I made lots of different projects, from cards to layouts and altered projects.

My cards, layouts and mini albums have been published in various Dutch and English Craft magazines, which is super cool to see your own designs in a printed version.

I also have been teaching different live classes with my own designs, from mini albums to big scrapbook projects.

In 2016 I started my YouTube Channel just for fun and in 2018 I started to work on it more seriously, interacting with my audience is so much fun and works as an idea boost in lots of ways.

In 2018 I started making projects with the Tonic Studios Craft Kit to show kit buyers and subscribers ideas on how to use their monthly kit and get the most out of it, all with multiple video tutorials.

In 2019 I created my first online class "Stamping Without Stamps" which takes you on a journey to discover mark making tools you can use on your projects and this was so cool to do and I got some great responses. This fun skill building class is open for enrollment you can check it out here: Stamping Without Stamps Class

I've loved Rubber Dance Stamps for a long time and in 2019 I joined their design team and I love making projects with the stamps and different techniques.

In 2019 I also teamed up with CraftEmotions a wholesaler in the Netherlands who has a broad collection of amazing craft products that I love to work with.

Also in 2019 the year of new things, I have done demo's where I showed the audience how they can use different Nuvo Products

This has been my journey so far and I love it to the fullest, it's been an amazing experience! I hope you like visiting my website, I'd love to hear from you and have you join me here.

Gerry van der Velden
Gerry's Craft Room

ps. Make sure to keep on crafting!

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