Sunday, October 13, 2013

On the Road to Clean and Simple!

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally own a German stamp set - and by Stampin Up no less!  I tried two years ago to get one from some SU demonstrators in Germany and they were not allowed to ship out of the country.  Then this year, low and behold, SU offered German stamps in this country!  This set is called "Wunderbare Weihnachtsgrüße".  I'm not sure what the english version is, but it means "Wonderful Christmas Greetings".
I made a set of six of these to give my mother on her birthday so that she could send them to the relatives in Germany.  They are going in the mail to her today.
I needed to keep these fairly embellishment free so that the postage wouldn't be outrageous for her, but it wasn't easy!  I cased a fall card by Birgit that I found on Pinterest and left off the ribbon and liquid pearls.  The cardstock is Bazzill Diamond and I must say, that's what makes the card.  I tried Whisper White and it just wasn't the same.  The other colors are Pacific Point and Marina Mist.  I'm not sure what the lightest color is.  The snowflake punch is Fiskars. 

I will be entering this in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Ch 22 No Red or Green
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Ch 37 Simply Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - R145 Clean and Simple

Oh! and here is Mom's birthday card:

It's an adaptation of a card I made at an Archiver's class.
Thanks for visiting!



  1. I like this, very simple and pretty. You are right the diamond paper makes it pop!

  2. Ooohhh . . . that Diamond paper is gorgeous! I bet it looks even better in real life and you're right, it really does make the card. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  3. Two beautiful cards Gerlinde! Love your Mum's birthday card and I'm sure she'll love the gorgeous Christmas cards too! So, so pretty!

  4. I agree that the paper gives the card an added level of elegance and beauty - but I really love how you graduated the depth of color on the snowflakes too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  5. These are gorgeous! Love that cardstock you used.

  6. Loving the shades of blue, the pretty snowflakes and the pretty inside. So pleased that you've managed to get a German sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!!

  7. Love the shades of blue and the simplicity of the card, wonderful.
    Margaret M

  8. Gorgeous card! LOVE the way you used the punch! Thanks for joining our NO RED OR GREEN challenge at 52CCT! :)

  9. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  10. This is such a beautiful, wintery Christmas card, I love the frosty blues and the shimmery CS! I bet your Mum will be so happy with them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  11. Love your Christmas card with those non-traditional colours. very CAS, perfect for sending in the mail, great to hear that you could get hold of the german sentiment stamp. I have Dutch family and I have one or two stamps that I can use on cards for them - it makes a difference! Thanks for joining in at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  12. Simple and sparkly - great combo! Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

  13. Oh wow, I love those shades of blue! Great card. Thanks for playing this week at 52CCT!