DIY Turkey Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is what I call the “DIY Turkey Card”! I set out this year to figure out how to make a turkey out of current products that you may just have on hand, which was pretty easy! If you have ever looked up on how to make one, you will see that a lot of the instructions involve retired products, but I couldn’t find one a little bit more current (not to say there isn’t one out there). After looking thru my punches and dies, I was able to find what I needed to make this super cute turkey!

To make the turkey:

1. Use the Daisy Punch to only punch out half of the daisy out of Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock.

2. Use the small circle die from Seasonal Layers to cut out two pieces in Whisper White and one piece in Basic Black cardstock. Cut the Basic Black in half, adhere to the Whisper White (like eyelids), and then use your Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make the eyes.

3. Use the Detailed Trio Punch with the “flower” corner and Cajun Craze cardstock. You will have three pieces from the “flower”, use two of those for the wattle. 

4. Use Crushed Curry cardstock to create the legs and the beak, use scissors to cut a small triangle and the end of the branch die from Seasonal Layers for the legs.

5. Use Early Espresso cardstock for the head, body, and wings, the head and wings are the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies (cut one in half for the wings) and the body is the third smallest scalloped circle die:

To assemble the turkey:

1. Use liquid glue to adhere the daisy petals together to create the tail feathers and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the eyes, beak, and wattle to the head.

2. Adhere the legs to the back of the body and then adhere that to the tail feathers.

3. Adhere the wings to the body and then adhere the head on top of the wings:

The base layer is this design from the Come to Gather DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I made another cut at 2 ½” and flipped the back side of the cardstock design over:

For the card front you will need:

1. The turkey, of course!

2. A 4” strip of Burlap Ribbon.

3. On a Whisper White cardstock piece, use the letters from Make a Difference to stamp “Gobbles!” in Merry Merlot ink. This is then cut out with the third smallest square from Layering Squares Dies. Use the fourth smallest square to cut out a piece from Merry Merlot cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

4. The “post” for the sign is just cut with scissors out of Merry Merlot cardstock:

The card base is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the burlap ribbon is adhered across the middle where the DSP is cut:

The square layers are adhered together and the “post” is adhered to the back. The turkey and the sign are both adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, stamp the pumpkins in Early Espresso ink, the stem is colored in with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, the pumpkin is colored in with Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends, I used the Color Lifter to lighten the middle of the rind:

Isn’t this turkey so stinkin’ cute?? This would also be a fun way to make table decoration or place settings for your dinner or party! Even if you don’t have all the products that I used to make this turkey, you may already have something comparable or you can head over to my online store to place an order for what you need!

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Let’s Celebrate with Cake!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new stamp set, Celebrate with Cake! If this stamp set doesn’t quite look familiar, that’s because you cannot find it in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Wait, what?? That’s right, you can only find this stamp set in the online store as part of the Experience Creativity Projects. If you are new to stamping, this is a great way to start small and not feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to begin! Celebrate with Cake is a super cute stamp set and so easy to create with!

To begin, cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, two of the corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch, and then is embossed with the Subtle DTIEF (this folder is from the previous catalog and not the new 3D folder):

The next layer is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Rococo Rose, first cut 1 ½” off one side, turn, and then cut in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½” and then cut the strip in half, giving you two pieces at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front you will need one piece of the DSP, on Shimmery White cardstock, stamp the cake in Merry Merlot ink, the candle in Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight inks, cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Labels, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink on Shimmery White cardstock, punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch, use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Silver Foil Sheet to layer under the sentiment, and enough Rose Metallic Thread for under the stamped cake piece:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock at an angle, adhere the metallic thread to the back of the shimmery cardstock, and then adhere this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sentiment is layered on the silver foil sheet, adhered with dimensionals, and the base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I wanted to give this card a little bling, so I used three of the largest Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the balloons are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the party hat is stamped in Merry Merlot ink, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Merry Merlot ink, fussy cut out and adhered with dimensionals, and the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this color combo of Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, and Sahara Sand?? A great way to “play with” the new 2019-2021 In Colors is with the 6” x 6” DSP and have fun creating different color combinations. You can even just keep it simple and pair the DSP with the same color cardstock.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Get more use from the Tags & Tidings Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which features the Tags & Tidings Bundle! Every year I like to make Christmas tags and I also like to send a batch of tags to family, because who wouldn’t like to use a homemade tag on a gift?? My first thought is that this bundle will make it so much easier to make Christmas tags, there’s one stamp and one thinlit die to cut out the 16 images, and then I can use punches, dies, and even retired DSP to create super cute tags! Then I thought, what if I procrastinated, didn’t have time to place my order, was on a tight budget, or even was limiting myself to one Christmas Bundle?  Which would I choose that was versatile and unique? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is a great choice! So today, I am going to show you how I made 6 cards from this bundle.

To start, cut 3 sheets of Shaded Spruce cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, for a total of 6 card bases:

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The base layer is Real Red cardstock, which I used two sheets to cut the 6 pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then stamped this in Memento Ink and I highly suggest using your Stamparatus because this is a Photopolymer stamp and I had to stamp it a couple of times because some of the thicker lines didn’t pick up the ink completely the first time:

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I used a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock to stamp the image again in Memento Ink. I then colored in various images using Dark Real Red, Dark Shaded Spruce, Light Pool Party, Dark Pineapple Punch, and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. The images where then cut out using the Christmas Tags Thinlits Dies:

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I wanted to make half of the cards with Silver and the other half with Gold accents, so I used Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper to layer the tags on:

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The first set of tags I used the 1 1/8” 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punches. The second set I used the Classic Label Punch, I just cut a piece of glimmer paper slightly larger than the tag for the other two, and then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on one. The third set I used the Banner Triple Punch. For the fourth set I used the Tailored Tag Punch, one just layered on the punched glimmer paper, one I used it to cut the corners to match the tag, and then for the other two, I punched out the glimmer paper, adhered the tag, and then just snipped the sides:

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For these two cards, I used the gold layered tags, adhered some Gold Metallic Thread to the back of two, and used some Gold Metallic Pearls. These are adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:
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These next two cards use the silver layered tags, Silver Metallic thread adhered to the back to two, and use Silver Metallic Pearls:

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These last two cards only have two tags instead of three, but you will still use the Metallic Thread and Pearls for accents:

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The inside of all six use stamps from Snowflake Sentiments, stamped in Real Red and Shaded Spruce inks:

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Once I figured out the best way to layer some of the tags, this was pretty easy to make. It is even possible to make 8 cards from this if you only use silver or gold (not both) to layer the tags or make 16 just using one tag on the card front. Another idea since this is a photopolymer stamp and pliable, is you can use one of the tags to create the background and then create a big tag for the front. A lot of possibilities for this bundle!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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Simply Thankful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card using the Stampin’ Blends and the Country Home stamp set! Now, I cannot take total credit for this as the coloring of the can was CASE’d from a post I saw on Facebook and now I cannot for the life of me find this post and give proper credit! This is one of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, all the brilliant ideas and inspiration that we share with each other! Now I can share this with you!

If you are need for a last-minute Thanksgiving card or even a thank you card, this may be what you are looking for, so let’s get started on this easy card!

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is a combination of a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” DSP design from Country Lane and a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet that is embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF. I made the embossed Copper Foil Sheet darker by using a Sponge Dauber with black ink and then adhered the two pieces together making it a 4” x 5 ¼” layer:

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For the flowers and can, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 2 ½” and stamped the images in Memento Ink. To create the “bronze” look to the can, I used a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. There’s no real way to do this, I just started with Dark Pineapple Punch in the middle, colored with Light Pumpkin Pie around, Dark Soft Suede along the edges and blended Light Soft Suede. I kept playing until I achieved the result I was looking for. The flowers were colored in using the Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two of the opposite end corners and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the bottom:

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TIP-I HIGHLY recommend using thick cardstock AND letting the layers dry. I have an example below of using regular cardstock and not letting the layers dry and well, they bled outside the lines! Lol

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the sentiment is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder and then two of the corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch on opposite corners to match the front of the card:

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Wasn’t that easy?? The only thing that was really time consuming was the coloring on regular cardstock only to have it bleed and then start over again. But hey, we live and learn and that’s all about the card making adventure!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you’ve been following along, the previous two posts feature cards made from layouts on Pinterest, but today I made my own layout. I tried looking for something that had a combination of vertical and horizontal cuts, along with not very many little cuts, but didn’t find one that I liked, so I figured I would give it a try! It really wasn’t that difficult and I was able to make 8 cards out it!

Below is a picture of the sheet of DSP that I used and the template that I made. Wondering what the template is? Would you believe that it is the cardboard that is from the Foil Sheets?! These are slightly bigger than 12” x 12”, so I mark the cardboard when making the measurements. This can also be cut down to make smaller templates!

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Here is a close-up of each card, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is an Angle Fold Over card in Gray Granite

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again diagonally

The DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”, which I trimmed down to 3 ¾” x 5”, and cut again diagonally to layer on the base layer

The front sentiment is made using the Make a Difference stamp set, on Whisper White cardstock, using Lovely Lipstick ink. These are then cut out with the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches and layered on Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Gray Granite cardstock cut out using the 1 ¼” and 1 ¾” Circle Punches

The embellishments used on the card front are the Candle Embellishments in silver, Mint Macaron and Pearl White Adhesive-Backed Sequins, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”

The next layer of DSP is 2” x 4”, which I used the Banner Triple Punch on the end

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Gold Foil, and both are cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is layered underneath and then adhered with dimensionals. Silver and Gold Metallic Pearls are used for embellishment

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black, Gold, and Silver Embossing Powders and the candle flame is in Lemon Lime Twist ink

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is a 2” x 4” piece of DSP, a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend is adhered across the middle. A piece of Basic Black cardstock is punched out with the 1” Circle Punch and I used 3 Candle Embellishments, which is then adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock from Picture Perfect Birthday, stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Memento inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF, and then I adhered the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP at the bottom

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Versamark and Lovely Lipstick inks and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock

This is cut out with the Layering Squares Framelits and then layered on a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut out with the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits.

The small balloons are cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet with the Balloon Banquet Punch, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on the ends, and then a Basic Rhinestone Jewel is used for accent, one colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and Silver Metallic Pearls

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, with a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are adhered across the middle.

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed on Whisper White cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder, cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit, layered on Silver Foil that is cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The front is then embellished with silver Metallic Pearls and silver Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

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These two cards are the same, the card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, and a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is the 2 ¾” x 4” DSP layered on a piece of 3” x 4 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, each corner is rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch

I used gold Candle Embellishments and pearl white Adhesive-Backed Sequins for accent

The front sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch

The inside sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Gray Granite and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The 2 ½” x 4” DSP is layered across the base layer and then the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is layered on a piece of 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” Gold Foil is adhered on top

A piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are used for accents

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

Can you say “WHEW”!!?? That’s a total of 24 cards and 1 invitation from only 3 sheets of Designer Series Paper!! So it’s safe to say that my birthday card stash is good for a couple months, lol!! This is going to be a great way to use up Designer Series Paper when it comes time for holiday cards!!

Speaking of the holidays, the 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Life is a Beautiful Thing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring another faux Stained-Glass technique! To create this version, I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impression Thinlits Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, and Champagne Foil Sheets!

I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut down to fit the butterfly die (3” x 4”), and then embossed using the Big Shot Embossing Mats:

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I next colored the wings using Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencils and used the medium tip Aqua Painter to blend the colors:

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I heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder two times over the image. This is achieved by pressing the VersaMark pad directly to the paper, sprinkling Clear Embossing Powder, and then using the Heat Tool:

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Cut a piece of the Champagne Foil Sheet and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to 3” x 4”, adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the foil sheet, and then run the butterfly die through the Big Shot (no messy glue to adhere to the Watercolor Paper):

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Cut out the butterfly outline from the Watercolor Paper, remove the adhesive backing from the foil butterfly, and then lay over the embossed butterfly:

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Here is a close-up of the butterfly:

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The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, but at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

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The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, heat embossed in “Champagne” Embossing Powder (this is made combining Gold and Silver Embossing Powders):

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The card front is completed by adhering the butterfly with Mini Dimensionals, using the Detailed Trio Punch on two opposite corners, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry, and then adhering to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The flowers on the bottom are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks:

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So what do you think of this version? This was fun and easy to make, but the only thing that I was disappointed in was that the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencils looked too similar after using the Aqua Painter.

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and ink, so stay tuned!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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