Friday, August 18, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - One Year Anniversary!


Welcome to this Special Anniversary Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary with this special hop, and theme is...well, ANNIVERSARY! I am not actually sure I've ever made an anniversary card before. I mean, I've probably made one as a sample, but not for an actual celebration. How silly is that? Well, I'm not one for froo-froo, gooey cards, so here's my take on it...


Notice the little motion lines around the top wheel? This was the foundation of the entire card design when I was visualizing creating it. This was the whole point of the card. When you open it up, this is what it says:


If you don't like your handwriting, you could always stamp the greeting inside using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I'd use the reverse/block letters in the set for the word WHEELIE, and the regular letters for everything else. You could also use the One Wild Ride stamp set to make a similar version of this card, as the motorcycle in that set would take up nearly the same space on the front of the card. I also used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens under the "ground line" I made on the card--which I made with a Sharpie marker so the fluid of the Blender Pen would not smear it. There's a Basic Gray pencil in the Watercolor Pencils set, so it was pretty convenient for color coordination!

There are a couple of details you might not notice on this card, they are kind of subtle. First, I used the Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad for both the body of the bicycle, and the tires. For the body, I used full strength ink, and for the tires, I stamped off one time gently so the color would be lighter. Also, in the background of the Very Vanilla card stock panel, I stamped the image of a group of dots from the Number of Years stamp set using the Powder Pink Ink Pad--also stamped off one time so the dots are very light. I also stamped those same dots, this time in full strength, around the edge of the Powder Pink Card Stock of the card base. These are just simple ways to add a little bit of visual texture and interest to the card.


As a side note, the Bike Ride stamp set coordinates with the Build a Bike Framelits, and you can get BOTH the stamp set and the framelits in this BUNDLE at 10% OFF! Oh, and don't forget to sign your work, people ;-) This image from the Crafting Forever stamp set is perfect! The set is available in wood-mount or cling-mount, but I knew I'd be using this one stamp ALL the time so I got it in wood-mount so I can set it on my stamping desk and it's always ready to go!


Stampin' Supplies: Bike Ride stamp set, Number of Years stamp set, Crafting Forever stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, Basic Gray card stock & Archival ink pad, Powder Pink card stock & ink pad, Watercolor Pencils (Basic Gray for ground shadow), Blender Pens, Large Numbers Framelits, Fine Tip Permanent Marker (I used Sharpie for the ground line, wheel motion lines, and to write inside the card).

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2017 AUGUST ANNIVERSARY BLOG ROLL

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Kids!


Welcome to the 12th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month our theme is KIDS! The goal is to share paper crafts relevant to children...this could be a card for a kid, a 3D project for a kid, whatever we felt moved to make...it's a pretty broad theme. My kids are already out of college, so it took me a while to get in the right mind set...



My project features an "older" stamp set called Marquee Messages, with "older" meaning it's not new to the 2017-18 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog that debuted in June. However, I did use some Glossy White Card Stock that is "new" to that catalog, although it's a product that is returning after several years of being discontinued.

The card has a 1/4" spine to allow for the bulk of the candy inside. I bought the candy packet first, and then used the packet colors for the card. The candy is just stuck inside the card with a couple of  Mini Glue Dots.

Stampin' Supplies: Marquee Messages stamp set, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Glossy White card stock, Tempting Turquoise card stock & marker, Emerald Envy card stock, Daffodil Delight card stock, Clear Wink of Stella, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots. Paper Snips for that fussy cutting!

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2017 AUGUST BLOG ROLL

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Crafting Forever - August Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the August 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the NEW Crafting Forever stamp set (available in wood-mount and cling-mount)


I kept my basic version pretty simple, mostly straight stamping. I did add some little highlights to the pens in the background with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. I also used a label outline from the Label Me Pretty stamp set (wood-mount or cling-mount), but I didn't want all the details from the image, so I inked up the parts I wanted with a Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker. The flexibility to do precision inking like that is one reason I had to have the entire set of the Many Marvelous Markers. To get the saying right smack in the center of the label outline where I wanted it, I used ye olde Stamp-a-ma-Jig...an oldie, but a goodie.

Stampin' Supplies: Crafting Forever stamp set, Label Me Pretty stamp set, Shimmery White card stock, Tempting Turquoise card stock/ink pad/marker, Basic Black card stock and Archival ink pad, Pretty Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-Jig.


For my "stepped up" version, I created sort of an ink-splotchy background on the Shimmery White card stock. You can see I stamped around the edges of the card base with the finger loops part of the scissors image that's in the Crafting Forever stamp set, to add a little interest. I also went around the edges of the Basic Black card stock layer, and over the entire banner layer, with Clear Wink of Stella, to give both those parts some glimmer. It looks pretty smooth in person, even though the lighting on the picture makes it look like there are textured lines. Then I bumped up the bling a little more with some Clear Faceted Gems.


You can see the background a little better in this closeup. First, I wet the Shimmery White card stock with water from a Stampin' Spritzer. Then I dropped a few drops of Tempting Turquoise reinker into the lid of the Tempting Turquoise ink pad (for a palette), and used a wet Aqua Painter to pick up some reinker. I then held the Aqua Painter over the card stock and tapped the Aqua Painter, and splotches came flying off and landed on the card stock. I squeezed a little more water from the Aqua Painter when I wanted the color lighter, and I went back and dabbed the tip of the Aqua Painter back into the reinker puddle when I wanted the color darker. I set my card stock piece down into a clear shoe box, so I could reach down into there to splatter, and then I just rinsed out the plastic box afterwards. You can wait for the card stock to air dry, or use a Heat Tool...but if you do the latter, be sure to alternate the heat on the front of the card stock, then the back, then front, back, etc., as you're drying, to minimize warping.

Stampin' Supplies: Crafting Forever stamp set, Label Me Pretty stamp set, Shimmery White card stock, Tempting Turquoise card stock/ink pad/marker/reinker, AquaPainter, Stampin' Spritzer, Basic Black card stock and Archival ink pad, Pretty Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Clear Faceted Gems, Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Stamp-a-ma-Jig.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Positively Picturesque Kit


This month marks our FOURTH #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Positively Picturesque, and it came with supplies for EIGHT cards + envelopes, a stamp set (as always), and TWO mini ink pads...including one of the NEW 2017-19 In Colors: Tranquil Tide. The kit also included some sweet woodcuts, and TWO little rolls of washi tape! Once again, I tried to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies...


I used the larger Soft Sky card bases from the kit, and added just a little bit of coordinating card stock, in Whisper White, Powder Pink, and Tranquil Tide. Before I go any further, I just want to acknowledge that I get how you might find the card sexist or inappropriate. It's totally okay if you don't care for it--but know that it was all done in fun :-) And if my sweetie had made this for me, I'd be so flattered! I thought about making it say "You're the TOPS!" but I wanted to limit myself only to the stamp set in the kit, so this came out instead.


To make the bikini top, I flipped over one of the punched out parts of one of the card layers from the kit, and traced the heart shape onto a piece of Powder Pink card stock. I used some Whisper White card stock under the washi tape, and you could trace the heart again onto Whisper White card stock for that, or take the shortcut and punch two circles with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch for that. The washi tape on the bikini top is double layered, to make the pattern a little darker/bolder. The "string" ties on the bikini top were made by folding a 6" strip of washi tape onto itself in thirds. To get the little heart in the center of the bikini top, I stamped the little flower from the stamp set onto Whisper White card stock, using Soft Sky ink, then stamped the heart over that in Tranquil Tide.


The little treat box was also made from one of the card bases in the kit. I have a video showing this same type of box (using a previous Paper Pumpkin kit) HERE. The scoring and cutting measurements for this box are different, but the process is the same. You'll place the card base in landscape orientation to you, and score the long side at 1", 3-1/4", the next score mark is already there for you at 4-1/4", then score at 6-1/2", and then cut off the end at 7-1/2". Turn the card base in portrait orientation to you, and score 1" in from each side. Do any stamping you want on the flat card stock first, then follow the directions on the video to assemble the box.


The heart I used on the top of the box was one of the heart punch outs in the kit, and the washi tape was doubled layered. The strips around the box are Whisper White card stock, with a double layer of washi tape over them, as well. Inside the box are 3 Lindor truffles, nestled inside some of the Soft Sky tissue paper that is wrapped around the Paper Pumpkin kit contents. It's not necessary, but I think it provides an elegant little touch.


Stampin' Supplies: July 2017 Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin Kit, Whisper White card stock, Powder Pink card stock, Tranquil Tide card stock, 1-3/8" Circle Punch (optional), 3/4" Circle Punch (for notch in box top).

You can grab the Positively Picturesque Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink pads. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 11: Holidays with a Twist!

*if all my pictures aren't up yet,  please come back to visit later*
Welcome to the 11th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!

This month our theme is Holidays (in July) with a Twist! The goal is to use products that might not be considered "traditional" holiday products, to create holiday projects. A popular theme this time of year is Christmas in July, which is my plan for this blog post. Since Stampin' Up! has several different products available in both silver and gold, I used several of those products as base backgrounds for each of my cards.


(metallics are very challenging to get good pictures--and we're still having rain--so I tried to snap at least one shot for now...please come back and I'll have more pictures for you later!)

My projects this month use NEW product from the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, featuring two of the NEW 2017-19 In Colors: Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig. I chose the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount), and the Label Me Pretty stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount) with coordinating Pretty Label Punch (which you can get for 10% OFF in a BUNDLE).

TWO SILVER CARD PICS

On the silver cards, I stamped on Whisper White card stock.

TWO GOLD CARD PICS

On the gold cards, I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.

Stampin' Supplies: Lovely Inside & Out stamp set, Pretty Label stamp set, Whisper White card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Metallic Foil Sheets (Silver, Gold), Tranquil Tide card stock & ink, Fresh Fig card stock & ink, Pretty Label Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch (optional), Stitched Shapes Framelits (used with Big Shot), Oh My Stars embossing folder (used with Big Shot), 1/8" Ribbon (Silver, Gold), Faceted Gems (Silver, Gold), Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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2017 JULY BLOG ROLL
Sarah McDermott
Kristie Neal Walthall
Rebecca Urban
Courtenay Heuston
Lisa Ann Bernard
Georgia Missy Gaydos
Jenn Curtis Charles
Lou Kitzelman
Sharon Dalton
Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Angélique Stempelkeuken
Amber Thompson
Marieke Bart
Ellen Woodbridge

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pieces & Patterns - July Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the July 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the NEW Pieces & Patterns stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount).


This stamp set is part of the Pick A Pattern Suite in the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, with cool coordinating products, including the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, and the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips. It also coordinates with several spools of Baker's Twine: Basic Black Solid, Basic Black Striped, Crushed Curry Solid, Flirty Flamingo Striped, and of course, Whisper White Solid. I love Baker's Twine because it adds the look of ribbon, very inexpensively, and without the bulk.

Stampin' Supplies: Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival Ink (I actually used Memento Tuxedo Black ink on this card, but either works), Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.


On my "stepped up" version, I added a layer of Designer Series Paper with a black pattern for contrast. I also used the Watercolor Pencils to color in the saying and the bears. I mixed the Old Olive and Pacific Point pencils to get a color near Emerald Envy, and mixed the Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight colors to get a color near Sahara Sand. If you color on the positioning sheet of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, you can mix the colors with a Blender Pen and then just pick it up and color with it.


Stampin' Supplies: Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand card stock, Emerald Envy card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Pencils (used with Blender Pens), Stamp-a-ma-jig (used sheet for blending Watercolor Pencils), Basic Black striped Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen (optional: I put it over the coloring in the word 'WILD' to make it shine).

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: One in a Melon



Thanks for joining us for our THIRD #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop! Our kit this month is called One in a Melon, and it came with supplies for 4 bags and 6 cards + envelopes. I thought the bags were super cute, so I kept them as bags. At first, I thought of making a BBQ Survival Kit, but when I was looking for ideas of what to put in them, I came across the "I Do" BBQ idea! It's themed wedding/reception idea, and I think these bags are perfect for it.


I usually try to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies, and only use the kit stamps, but I did need a little help from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set for the "I DO BBQ" saying. I used a combination of the reversed as well as the regular letters that come in this set, so I could put all the letters on the block at the same time. I trimmed some photopolymer off the sides of some of the letters, so they could butt up to one another closely on the block. I also cut the stamp in the set that says "it's your day", to make it instead say, "it's our day"! I was also a bit frugal with the self-adhesive fronds, cutting them in half to make parts stick out from under the banner. The word "HOORAY" was inked up in Melon Mambo (one of the ink pads in the kit), but stamped off once, to make it lighter. And I sponged around the banner with Emerald Envy (the other ink pad in the kit), though you could also get a similar look by gently and carefully wiping the edges of the banner against the ink pad itself.


I only put a few things inside the bag: plastic cutlery, watermelon candies (in our 2"x8" Cello Bags), an insect repellent bracelet, a squirt gun (to keep things cool), and a straw with a name tag (which does double duty as a place card at a table setting, and also functions as a drink charm). I wanted to include a few other things, but gave up trying to find them after a few local store trips: individually wrapped toothpicks, individually packaged plastic bibs or aprons, individually packaged wet wipes, and perhaps some small salt & pepper packets. You can also see I only used 1/4 of one of the 4 sheets of watermelon tissue to line the back of the bag. That left a TON of tissue for wrapping cutlery, and to make the cards!


Speaking of cards, I added yet another stamp set to the mix, the Pop of Paradise stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount). I used the "Thank You" banner from that stamp set, with the Basic Black Archival ink pad, and I cut apart the Paper Pumpkin stamp that said "kindly deliver to", so I could use only the word "kindly". I used only half of the square yellow watercolored die cut from the kit for the card, and also used only half of the printed melons & pineapples background, and a small portion of the watermelon tissue for the card. Because I cut apart the card bases in the kit (to get the printed background from them), I used the Whisper White Notecards for my card base.


You can grab the One in a Melon Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

New subscribers can take advantage of a FLASH SALE 24 HRS ONLY,
and get their FIRST KIT for ONLY $5!!!
CLICK THE BANNER BELOW*, and enter Promo Code: ONEDAY0717
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tabs for Everything - Congratulations

Just a quick post with two cards using the NEW stamp set Tabs for Everything. This set is ideal for use with the NEW Love Today Planner, and actually comes in BUNDLE (at 10% OFF) with the NEW Circle Tab Punch, but I don't have either of those other products yet...so I was inspired by our most recent demonstrator magazine* (Stampin' Success) to make a couple of stand alone cards with the set.




There are 53 images in this stamp set--though they are each rather small (see stamp set below), so they can fit on the coordinating Circle Tab Punch. To keep the "white space" a little more proportionate, I cut my card size down to a 3-1/2" x 5" foldover. I started by cutting my letter-sized card stock sheet to 7" x 10", to get two foldover cards. To do that, I first cut to get 7" from the 8-1/2" side, which left me a strip of 1-1/2" x 11". I then cut that piece in half, to 3/4" x 11", and then trimmed each piece to only 9" long, to get the two belly bands for the envelopes. Then I cut one inch off the 11" side of my sheet to get a 7" x 10" sheet. I scored along the 7" side at 3-1/2" and then cut the 10" side to 5", so I ended up with (2) pre-scored foldover 3-1/2" x 5" cards.

Tabs for Everything stamp set (53 images)

Ah, yes, the envelopes! Those are made with coordinating card stock, using the Envelope Punch Board. This is a card that might go on or in a gift box, or be handed directly to the recipient as a gift itself--by enclosing a gift card! If I decide to mail it, the entire thing will fit into a Whisper White Medium Envelope. For each envelope, you'll need a 7-1/4" square piece of card stock, which leaves plenty of scrap for strips of colored card stock to use across your cards (mine are 1" x 5").

*So, if you've read this far, let me tell you a little bit about how I got this stamp set, and a Stampin' Up! magazine, for FREE! As a demonstrator, I get the Stampin' Success full-color magazine in my mailbox every quarter. I also get up-to-date articles in a WEEKLY email called Succeed Weekly, which always features new project samples, and sometimes even class instructions! As for the stamp set, I went to a demonstrator event called OnStage in April, and this was one of FOUR stamp sets (among other goodies) I went home with for FREE! There are way more perks than this if you Become a Demonstrator, including at least 20% OFF all commissionable merchandise, PLUS qualifying for Stampin' Rewards on your personal orders. There's no obligation, the Starter Kit is completely customizable, and you get to pick up to $125 in merchandise for only $99 + tax (no shipping). Give it some thought...it's a pretty sweet deal, even if you just get a bunch of new product at a great discount.

Stampin' Supplies: Tabs for Everything stamp set, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Soft Sky card stock and ink pad, Powder Pink card stock and ink pad, Early Espresso card stock and ink pad, Dapper Denim ink pad, Berry Burst ink pad, Envelope Punch Board, Stitched Shape Framelits (used with Big Shot), Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 10: Hello New Friends


Welcome to the 10th Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! We publish the hop the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month our theme is Hello New Friends. The goal is to feature products that are available in the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! Demonstrators were offered a small selection of new products to preorder, in advance of the catalog going live, so I have a few new things already.

My project this month is a Boxed Card Set, and it features the Colorful Seasons stamp set along with some 2017-2019 In Color Products.





I made the card box with the Envelope Punch Board, starting with a 9" square, and scoring/punching at 3-1/2" and at 4-1/2" and following all around the card stock from each beginning measurement as you normally would for an envelope. Then I just cut a few parts off that I didn't need, and adhered the box.

TIP: When you set up a card using multiple photopolymer stamps on a single block (like I did in the background of my cards), stamp a MASTER sheet in black ink, onto white card stock. You can keep that in the stamp case with the set, and when you want to stamp that design again, lay your stamps onto the MASTER (flat side up) and then just press your clear block over all the stamps to pick them up in the same position you originally used.




If you are the type of person who makes lots of cards but who doesn't tend to get around to the sending part, this would be a great boxed set to give to someone, to ask them to join you in the #MakeACardSendACard campaign Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) started last month. Be sure to post the cards you are sending, on social media, and use the hashtag so we can all be inspired :-D

Stampin' Supplies: Colorful Seasons stamp set, Powder Pink cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Berry Burst cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Tranquil Tide cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Fresh Fig cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon2017-2019 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White cardstock, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crumb Cake 12x12 cardstock (for the box), SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click the Next arrow below to see Courtenay's beautiful projects!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2017 JUNE BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Rachel Macleod onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
3. Erica Jones fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
4. Jenn Curtis Charles bffstampers.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris procrastistamper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!
7. Courtenay Heuston bagsthatone.blogspot.com.uk
8. Marieke Bart www.destempelcoach.nl

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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