This is a vintage book that I bought on eBay. I had entered a search for "scherenschnitte" and "book." This was the only book that showed up that looked interesting to me. The amount I bid on it was so small that I felt I could overlook the fact that all the directions were written in German. (I do not speak German.)
The book contains tissue paper patterns for Christmas tree ornaments and a nativity scene. It also came with gold foil covered cardstock in the shape of stars. I have a suspicion that it originally came with plain gold cardstock from which you were supposed to cut the ornaments and nativity.
I am curious to see what these things look like as finished pieces so I am trying to figure out how to cut and form a few of them. The illustrations are relatively clear. Thank goodness. I've tried using an online translator with the directions. Here's the level of clarity I got from that: "The Aufhangen of the angel figure happens on a Drahtchen, which is pushed under the Flugelbindung (Fig. c)." Holy Moses.
The only foil paper that I have is very thin, but I used it anyway. Then, I tried to put it together as shown in the illustrations.
I'd like to find something more along the lines of the cardstock that was intended to be used. As the angel is right now, she's floppy and delicate. It would be nice to see the author's real intent for these pieces.