Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope your week is going well.  The weekend is coming up quickly and our first month of the new year is gone.

For my card today I CASE’d a card from my Upline Jaimie Babarczy.  You can see her card here.  This is another card we made at my workshop.  My stampers used the Lovely Lipstick Ink and cardstock. I changed mine a little and used Flirty Flamingo.  Take a look.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and adhered a panel of the All My Love Designer Series Paper to the front using Snail.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the heart cluster from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely stamp set down both sides in Flirty Flamingo Ink.  Using my Big Shot, I cut out 2 of the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies in Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

I placed the 2 hearts on the artwork panel the way I thought I’d like them and stamped the Love You sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink inside the bottom heart.  I then adhered the hearts to the artwork using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to a Whisper White mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the heart cluster from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamping off once, on a Whisper White panel.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink over the hearts.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail then adhered it to the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.  Happy stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner mat), scrap for hearts
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (artwork and inner liner), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (artwork mat)
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Meant To Be For Paper Craft Crew and Sunday Stamps

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has your week started off?  We are having a couple very cold days here.  It’s been in the negative digits with the wind chill.

For today’s card I played along with 2 challenges.

The first was the Paper Craft Crew Valentine Color Challenge #322.  Be sure to stop by to see what everyone has made and to play along. Here is their challenge.

The next one is Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #196.  Be sure to stop by to see what they have made and to play along with them. Here is their sketch.

I started with a Whisper White card front and adhered a piece of How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper using Snail.  I took a strip of Whisper White cardstock and using my Big Shot, I embossed it with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered it to the left side of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of the 3/8″ Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon around the embossed strip and the card front.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink.  Using the 5th from the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies I cut the sentiment out with my Big Shot.  I adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dot to the corner.

On a panel of Petal Pink Cardstock I stamped the floral heart image from the Meant To Be stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink twice.  I then cut the 2 hearts out using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I also cut 2 of the same size hearts out in Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the frame around the stamped hearts.  I adhered the hearts to the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front to a Berry Burst card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I stamped one more of the floral hearts in Cherry Cobbler Ink on a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut it out using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I adhered the heart to the left side of the Whisper White panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Coastal Cabana mat using Snail then adhered it to the Berry Burst card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the floral heart from the Meant To Be stamp set on the front of the envelope.  I adhered a piece of the How Sweet It Is DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Berry Burst Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for 2 hearts
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), piece for inner heart
  • Petal Pink Cardstock (piece of 2 hearts)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 4″ (rectangle sentiment panel), 1″ X 4 1/8″ (embossed strip on card front)
  • How Sweet It I Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Assorted Valentine Cards

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Well, we made it to Friday.  Has anyone made any fun plans for the weekend?

For today I have an assortment of cards for you.  They are all the same design just different colors and images.  This card is super simple and quick.  I never make 2 cards the same, so that’s why each card is a different color and had a different image on it.  This is one of the cards we will be making next week at my workshop.  Take a look.

As you can see all the cards are kind of the same.  The frog card is made with Melon Mambo and the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.  The puppy is made with Poppy Parade and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and the kitty is made with Blushing Bride and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  All these cards are Peek-A-Boo cards.


I started with a card base in each of the differed colors. Using Snail, I adhered a panel of either Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper or Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to match the card base. I then adhered a strip of the matching cardstock along the seam of the DSP.  I punched the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch out of the Melon Mambo card and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies from the Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride cards.

I stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely stamp set in either Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (on the Melon Mambo or Poppy Parade cards) or Early Espresso Ink (for the Blushing Bride card) above the circle or ovals.  I wrapped a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the top of each card base and tied a knot.  I added 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each of the card fronts.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the frog from Stampin’ Up So Hoppy Together, the puppy from Stampin’ Up Bella & Friends stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the kitten from Stampin’ Up Pretty Kitty stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I colored the frog in using my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the puppy in using my Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the kitten in using my Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I cut each of the images out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch or the same size Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. 

I stamped the You Are Loved sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade or Early Espresso Inks.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of each of the card bases.

I lined up the cut image with the card front and using Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered the images to the inside panel.

To complete each card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the frog, puppy or kitten on the front of each envelope and colored them in the same as I did for the cards.  I adhered a piece of the matching 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flaps.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my cards and will give them a try.  This is a super quick and easy card that looks like you took a lot of time to make. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock, Melon Mambo Cardstock or Poppy Parade Cardstock  4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1/4″ X 5 1/2″(strip for card front)
  • Brights or Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 x 5 1/4″ (inner liner), piece for artwork

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop.  The 2nd Tuesday of each month we have a Blog Hop.  If you are starting here or have hopped over from Julie Johnston’s blog Welcome.  I hope you will take the time to hop around and see all the amazing projects made by my remarkable team members.  They are a very talented group of ladies.  Our theme for this month is “LOVE”.  We can interpret this any way we would like to.  Here is the card I made for this months Blog Hop.  Take a look.

I started with a Gray Granite card front and adhered a panel of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper using Snail. Using my Big Shot and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, I cut out the border of hearts in Petal Pink cardstock.  I also cut out the border of hearts in Gray Granite cardstock.  I adhered the Petal Pink border about 2/3 the way down on my card front.  Using Glue Dots I adhered the Gray Granite hearts inside the Petal Pink border (hope this makes sense).

I wrapped a piece of Silver & Petal Pink Bakers Twine around the card front and tied a side bow.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from Forever Lovely stamp set in Gray Granite Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I punched a second label out in Gray Granite cardstock.  I adhered the Whisper White label to the Gray Granite label using Snail.  I adhered the label to the card front using Stampin’ dimensionals.  I then adhered a few of the hearts that were cut out from the Petal Pink heart border to the label using Glue Dots for the 2 smaller hearts and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the larger heart.  I brushed the hearts with some Wink Of Stella to give them a little shimmer.

On the inside I stamped the cluster of hearts from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Petal Pink Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Gray Granite Ink over the hearts.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Petal Pink mat using Snail and then to a Gray Granite mat using Snail again.  I adhered the matted  piece to the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I adhered a piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP to a Medium Whisper White Envelope flap.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Now please feel free to hop around and see everyone’s amazing projects.  you can click on Next to go to Mary Deatherage’s blog or Previous to go to Julie Johnston’s blog.  You can also click on each persons name to see what they have made.  Happy Hopping!

  1. Shirley Gentry:
  2. Jaimie Babarczy:
  3. Julie Johnston:
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic: You are here
  5. Mary Deatherage:
  6. Sue Prather:
  7. Connie Troyer:
  8. Karen Finkle:
  9. Amy Koenders:
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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

Only 2 days left to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 3″ X 2″ (label), 4 1/2″ X 2″ (heart border)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/2′ X 2′ (heat border)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 3″ X 2″ (label)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings for Paper Craft Crew

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and Happy New Year to you all.  Hope you had fun ringing in 2019.  Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions?

For today’s card I played along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #319.  Be sure to stop by Paper Craft Crew to play along and see everyone’s projects.  Here is their sketch.

Here is what I came up with.  Take a look.

I started with a Balmy Blue card base and adhered a piece of the beautiful All My Love Designer Series Paper to the front using Snail.  I then adhered a piece 1/2″ Lovely Lipstick Ribbon from All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (available in just 2 days).

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up Vertical Greeting stamp set.  I colored the stamp in using my Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered the artwork to a Balmy Blue mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Big Shot I cut out 3 of the smallest hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies in Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  I adhered the heats to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel, I stamped the heart from the Vertical Greetings stamp set in Lovely Lipstick Ink stamping off 3 times to get a very light image.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely stamp set (available January 3, 2019), in Lovely Lipstick Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat using Snail then to the Balmy Blue card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the image from the Vertical Greetings stamp set on the envelope front the same way I stamped it on the card.  I adhered a piece of All My Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  The stamp set is available from the Annual Catalog and the DSP and Framelits Dies will be available on January 3, in just 2 days.   The new 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog start on January 3, in just 2 days, YAY!  You’re going to love all the new products.   Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 5/8″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 3 5/8″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Time For Tea for Fab Friday #153

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Did you all have a nice Christmas?  Was Santa good to you?  Did anyone get some fun new stamping products?  Hope you all had an enjoyable day with your loved ones.

For today’s card I have a little sneak peek for you.  I played along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge #153.  Please be sure to stop by Fab Friday to play along and see what everyone has made.  Here is their sketch.

Here is what I came up with for the sketch.  Take a look.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and using Snail I adhered a panel of the beautiful All My Love Designer Series Paper, which will be available January 3, 2019.  I adhered a smaller strip of the same DSP about 2/3 of the way down the card front.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the teacup image from the Stampin’ Up Time For Tea Photopolymer Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick Ink.  Using my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker I colored part of the sentiment in and stamped it above and below the teacup.  I colored the teacup in using my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using my Big Shot and my Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies, I cut out the teacup with my second largest stitched circle.  I adhered the artwork to a Pearlized Doilie using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Big Shot, I cut a circle out from Balmy Blue cardstock using my Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I adhered the Balmy Blue circle just under the Doilie.  I adhered the layered artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the bottom section of the sentiment from the Time For Tea stamp set in Lovely Lipstick Ink.  I stamped the teacup in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamping off twice, on top of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Snail then adhered it to the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the teacup from the Time For Tea stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the front of the envelope.  I adhered a piece of the All My Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Only 8 days till you can order from the new 2019 Occasions Catalog and earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 3″ X 3″ (circle under doilie)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 1′ X 3 1/2″ (strip on front)

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