Vintage Groove 3 and Fiskars Oval Cutter Demo

I purchased Making Memories Jill Schwartz Vintage Groove III paperweight this week.  It is so cool and holds a ton of possibilities.  The real catch for me is the depth it has to add embellishments.  I can also see using alcohol ink on the metal base or glass top.  The possibilities are endless.

The first thing I needed was an oval insert.  I purchased a Fiskars Oval Cutter a few months ago but I haven't had time to learn and play with it.  I saw I was going to be able to use it on this project so what better opportunity to learn something new, apply it to my project, and create a demo on the use of the Fiskars Oval Cutter.  You can purchase them locally at Michaels or I found it here as well at Fiskars Oval and Circle Cutter Set.

My Project
I was looking for vintage style photos when I ran across this photo of my Aunt Texie Mae.  My Aunt Texie Mae and Uncle Max have always had a big impact on my life.  It started when I was only about 2 years old when me and mom stayed with them while dad was overseas via the military.  Mom worked so Aunt Texie Mae took care of me.  From there we've always had the connection.

When I  looked at the photo I noticed a photo on the end table next to her and it was a large photo with a small photo of me in the corner.  I laughed to realize I had that photo.  I printed a very light copy and layered it behind the photo of my aunt.

Without the glass...
Making Memories Products:  Vintage Groove III paperweight, Vintage Groove jewelry pieces, Artisan Flower Patch paper, Autumn Splendor trims

With the glass...

Other Products:  pin, antique lace, title with my new vintage typewriter, Fiskars Oval Cutter.

April Challenge and Giveaway
I hope you are working on learning about that new tool, paper, technique, camera, needlepoint...anything crafty.  Post a link to your project on the ORIGINAL POST.  Making Memories has generously donate a great prize pack.  Check out the prize and the challenge HERE.

If you get a second I would love a vote on my layout at Scrapbook Awards.  I am shooting for a personal best in votes.  You don't have to login, sign in, or sign up.  Go to Scrapbook Awards.  The link should land you on my page.  

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Little Honey's safety
2.  energy
3.  getting more done than I expected
4.  God's grace and guidance
5.  faith..not any from me, but from God


  1. that is gorgeous!!! love it~never seen one of those paper weights.

  2. This is gorgeous, Debby! Such a cool project and the photo on photo is really cool too!

  3. This is FABULOUS! I love the story behind the photo and the jewels included in the project! Love Penny

  4. OMGosh what a wonderful paper weight!! Great demo on the oval careful of those blades! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. What a beautiful project! Such a great tutorial as well. :)

  6. Really gorgeous project!

  7. Cool vintage photo project!!

  8. Thanks for the video! I love learning about new tools/toys! And you make it fun and real!

  9. Just bought the paperweight from Michaels. Am I supposed to glue the glass onto the base when I'm finished? And if so, what kind of glue should I uses?

    1. Emily, I left my glass unattached. but if you do decide to glue it down. I would probably use Glossy Accents by Ranger and put a very small amount all around the outer rim of the glass. I would suspect that even super glue would work if you were very careful.

  10. I know this is from a long time ago but how did you get the photo so small to fit in the oval paperweight from making memories? misplaced my paperweight and found it today and I am stuck with the photo question, Can you help? thank Nanette P.S. I like what you did with the photo on photo!


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