Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SUOC42 Gefeliciteerd

Stampin' Up Only Challenges is having a congratulations challenge this week. The first thing I think of when someone mentions congratulations is the Dutch custom of shaking every family member's hand, when one of the family is having a birthday, while saying "Gefeliciteerd" or "Congratulations". Congratulations on reaching another birthday? Congratuations for making it this long? I don't know. :) And "Congratulations on your brother's or sister's birthday" sounds strange to an American. If it's a large family, there could be a lot of hand-shaking. Every time someone comes over to visit that day, and house calls to the birthday honoree is another well-established tradition, there is hand-shaking all around. I won't even get into the amount of pie and coffee that is consumed.

So, in honor of this Dutch tradition, my congratulations card could be a birthday card. We can definitely say this elephant is celebrating something!

And what says party more than pennants and balloons? The sentiment was printed with My Digital Studio.

Stamps: Under the Big Top, Beary Best Friends; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Brights buttons, White baker's twine, Petite Pennants builder punch, Sponges, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, My Digital Studio, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!


Erna said...

Hi Heidi, Do you have Dutch roots?? I guess so :-) I like your card!!
I am Dutch (too).

Heidi Baks said...

Erna, my husband is Dutch. I'm on the outside, looking in on these traditions - LOL!

Cindy Major said...

Super cute!! Love the paper pieced elephant and the pennants!