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Fancy Two-tone Flora card

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Week 39 – Pool Party

Today’s card shows off the large background die that is part of the Two-tone Flora Bundle. I die cut if from a piece of Fancy Flora DSP which also coordinates as part of this suite of products. I did add Adhesive Sheet to the back of the DSP before die cutting, so I could easily add it to my Night of Navy card base.

Two Tone Flora and Fancy Flora DSP card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023

Because the background is so busy (a good busy!!) I added some Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP, die cut with the square from the Stylish Shapes dies and added with Dimensionals. With the lovely shine, it also draws the eyes to the focal flowers stamped in Pool Party and Night of Navy inks. The leaves are stamped off once and then onto white card with the Navy ink and the others are stamped in Versamark on Navy card and White Emboss Powder added & set with my Heat Tool. Some of the Gold Simply Elegant Trim was pulled apart to have those curly pieces for a little extra texture.

On the inside, a white insert with some navy card and the DSP from the front of the card. I haven’t added any sentiments to my card, as it could be used for many occasions. I’ll add that when I know who will be receiving this card!

Two Tone Flora and Fancy Flora DSP card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

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Adorable Owls and Dainty Delight

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Week 38 – Polished Pink

Today’s cards use two Sale•a•bration rewards; the beautiful pack of 12″x12″ patterned papers, Dandy Designs and the Adorable Owls stamp set.

Dandy Designs DSP

Just look at the fun patterns on those papers and you get 48 sheets which is double the amount of most packs!

Adorable Owls stamp set

My first card today is a Polished Pink card base with three strips of the Dandy Designs papers. The middle piece is the reverse pattern of the other two!

Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

The Adorable Owl is stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with alcohol Blends Combo Markers; Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Medium Combo, Medium Deep, Polished Pink & Fresh Freesia. It is die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits dies and the edge sponged with Fresh Freesia ink using a dauber. A Polished Pink banner from the Stylish Shapes dies is glued to the card. Some Metallic Woven Ribbon (Sweet Sorbet) was added then the circle added with Dimensionals.

Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

Some Wink of Stella is added to the party hat and eyes of the owl. Polished Pink In Color Jewels were added for more sparkle. The Basic White insert is stamped with Polished Pink ink and a narrow strip of DSP added across the bottom.

My next card also uses the Adorable Owls along with the Dainty Delight Bundle. The Basic Border Dies were used the cut the edge of the front of the card, before dry embossing it with the Pretty Flowers Embossing folder.

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

I die cut the Polished Pink flowers and the Gold Foil centres and the leaves. Two of these were cut and joined together to create the wreath effect. The flowers are popped up on Mini Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and melted using the Heat Tool. Then it was die cut using the banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. This was also added on Dimensionals. The owl is stamped and fussy cut using Paper Snips and coloured using Stampin’ Blends Markers; Pool Party (Dark), Pale Papaya (Dark), SU500, SU600 & SU700. Some of the Fine Tip Glue was added to the eyes for extra shine!

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 close up

On the inside I placed some Designer Paper down the side and another little die cut flower with the gold foil centre. The envelope also has the same flower in the bottom left corner!

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 inside

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Pool Party.

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Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card

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Week 37 – Petal Pink

This fancy Fold design is very easy to create with a few scorelines and two cut lines to create the card base (template at the end of the post).

The belly band holds the card closed and the Something Fancy dies have these 2 nesting dies which were perfect to layer for the front of my card, with the Share a Milkshake stamp set and coordinating dies. The Gingham Cottage DSP is so pretty to decorate the panels and the Country Floral Lane DSP on the belly band and inside the card.

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023

The spoon and the bowl are die cut from Silver Foil, perfect for serving this sweet treat.

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 front close up

When the Belly Band slides off, you get a beautiful surprise inside. It opens right up and the centre pops forward. The thinner central panels at the top and bottom can either fold backwards…

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside2

or forward like this (which I prefer) but I guess the recipient can decide 😉

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside1

Look at the textured white centre panel with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder? How pretty is that?!!!

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside close up

Here is the template
Pop Out Gatefold Card template

I was initially inspired by a similar card by Mixed Up Crafts on YouTube, but hers was a much bigger style. I wanted mine to fit into our C6 envelope, so set about making my own template.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Polished Pink.

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Dainty Flowers Cascading Gatefold Card

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Week 36 – Pear Pizzazz

Today I have a really fun fancy fold card for you; the Cascading Gatefold card!

The Dainty Flowers DSP is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) reward, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order during SAB (5 Jan- 28 Feb ’23). I have also used the Framed Florets Bundle, so if you purchase this bundle, you can get the papers for free. Believe me, you are going to want these frame dies!!!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

Slide the belly band off the card to reveal this cascading feature. The Pear Pizzazz embossed pieces are the Fern 3D textured impressions embossing folder.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia open

You can pull the cascading section forward to sit nicely to display.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia inside

Are you wondering where to write your message? Well, on the back there’s plenty of room when you use a White card base!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia back

Handy Tip – if you want to heat emboss in a colour that you don’t have the powder for, use the Stamparatus to firstly ink the stamp in Versamark then the ink pad colour of choice, then add Clear Emboss Powder and melt it with your Heat Tool. This also helps when colouring with Blends Combo (alcohol) markers and prevents bleeding!

The sentiment on the front was stamped three times using the Stamparatus to get a nice dark colour. Using Blending Brushes to add ink to the feature oval on the front of the card gives a softer touch.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia angle

The Thanks a Bunch stamp set is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) item, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order.

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This card idea was case’d from a card by Mikaela Titheridge (UK). I just loved her design and thinking outside the box and turning those carrots upside down to create trees! Here in Melbourne, we sort of missed our Spring season, as it was very wet and cooler than normal. We now have Summer arrive with some crazy heatwaves.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023.

I took a piece of Thick Basic White card and die cut it using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I did my Balmy Blue watercolour wash for the sky and and stamped the grass in Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. The flowers are Poppy Parade. The trees are stamped in Shaded Spruce and the trunks are Soft Suede, using the tip of the smaller carrot stamp! I took two smaller dies and placed them over the image and added a little washi tape to the smaller one to hold it in place. Carefully remove the larger one and run the card through your die cutting machine.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

With that slightly larger die, cut a Pear Pizzazz layer. I adhered the centre piece to the Pear Pizzazz layer and then both onto the main stamped panel, before adhering it to a Shaded Spruce card base. On the inside and the envelope, I stamped some grass, flowers and a couple of the smaller carrots for trees! The sentiment is stamped and fussy cut with Snips and added with Mini Dimensionals. I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Poppy Parade Blends Marker and added them amongst the flowers. Do you see them?

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

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Love Cats Tunnel Card

If you saw my Seaside Bay card on Saturday (click here), I said I’d share another card with an extra layer. Well here it is!

The Love Cats stamp set and the Dandy Designs DSP (Level 2 SAB item) are perfect for this fun tunnel card. The cats are stamped in Petal Pink, but before stamping onto Basic White card, I inked up the zigzag stamp from the Stitchery stamp set and stamped it with Calypso Coral ink directly onto the cat image then stamped the cat onto the white card. This is called the Kissing technique, kissing the two stamps together, and can be really effective. Once I stamped the 3 cats, I fussy cut them with Paper Snips.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, SAB 2023

The sentiment inside the tunnel is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle.

Here is how it looks from the top, once constructed and it folds flat to fit into our C6 envelope!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 top

On the back of the card, I used the die cut circles from the front design, plus the Alphabet A La Mode dies (with Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card before cutting) and the ‘birthday’ from the Art Gallery stamp set. I also used a Sponge Dauber to add some ink around the White circle.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 back

Don’t these cats look awesome in this tunnel – just like cats really are playing!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

Products
DSP: Dandy Designs DSP (2023 SAB Level 2 #160836)
Bundles: Charming Sentiments Bundle (158734)
Stamps: Love Cats (160410), Stitchery (155074), Art Gallery (154421)
Dies: Layering Circles Framelits (151770), Alphabet A La Mode (160750)
Card: Basic White cardstock (159228) & Petal Pink (147009)
Inks: Petal Pink & Calypso Coral
Other: Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Cut & Emboss Machine, Bone Folder, Daubers, Snips, Adhesive Sheets

Measurements – Metric
Card Base:     29.7cm x 10.5cm score @ 10.5cm, 14cm, 24.5cm, 28cm
Card inserts:   12.5cm x 10.5cm score @ 1cm from each end (3)
DSP:               10cm x 10cm (4) & 3cm x 10cm (2)
then follow Susan’s Tutorial below to see how to put it together.

My card today was initially inspired by Susan Campfield, but I have added an extra layer. You can view Susan Campfield’s YouTube here.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me on Wednesday for inspiration using Pear Pizzazz with another fancy fold design for our weekly Colour Creations blog hop!

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Favored Flowers Floating Sympathy card

The card I’m sharing today, is a sympathy card for another work colleague who lost her dear mother last week after a short illness.

I started with a Basic Black card base. Another piece of black card the same size as the card front was dry embossed with the Stitched Greenery die. I took some White Craft ink refill and placed a few drops onto an acrylic block. With a Water Painter, I carefully squirted some water on the ink, placed the water painter into it to mix it aroundy, then tapped it with my fingers to add some white splotches to the embossed card.

The Favored Flowers DSP is one of the Level 1 Sale•a•bration items you can get free with a $90 product order during Jan/February. I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the flowers, including the ones on the edges of the paper. I placed them on the card to work out my arrangement, before adding Black Dimensionals to each one and adding them to the card.

Favored Flowers floating sympathy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, added White Emboss Powder and melted it with my Heat Tool. I die cut it with the Stitched Rectangle die, then added some White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

Favored Flowers floating sympathy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 close up

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, added White Emboss Powder and melted it with my Heat Tool. I die cut it with the Stitched Rectangle die, then added some Seal+ to the back of it and folded some White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Add it with Black Dimensionals also.

Favored Flowers floating sympathy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 inside

On the inside I added a Basic White insert with another fussy cut flower from the edge of the paper. The envelope also had a small flower glued to the corner. A small flower was also glued tot he front of the envelope! Some 2021-2023 InColor Jewels were added last. I was really happy with how this card turned out.

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When you shop during Sale·a·bration, you earn FREE products from the Sale·a·bration brochure at two qualifying order levels (view these in the brochure or HERE in the online store). Choose a Sale·a·bration items for every $90 or $180 you spend in one transaction before postage. For example:

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  • Spend $270 in one transaction and choose 3 level 1 products, or 1 level 2 products plus one level 1 product (and continuing on for higher spend levels at $90 or $180 intervals)

The items you purchase can come from any current catalogue. So long as you reach either $90 or $180, you will qualify for FREE Sale·a·bration items and there is no limit to the number you can earn.
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Option 1 – you pay only $210 with FREE Shipping and get $315 worth of product of your choice plus the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (worth $110).
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Seaside Bay Sympathy card

The card I’m sharing today, is a sympathy card for a work colleague who lost her dear mother just after Christmas.

I’m really pleased with how this turned out, using Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and Gold! The gorgeous By the Bay Specialty DSP was my deciding colour choice, in the soft pastel tones.

By the Bay SDSP 2023

This coordinates with the Seaside Bay Bundle (stamp set & dies). I started with a Petal Pink card base. I cut another piece of Petal Pink card 1cm smaller than the base. To this I added a 7cm strip of the SDSP down the centre. Using the Seashells 3D embossing folder, I ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine. I glued it to a piece of Coastal Cabana card and cut it using the Trimmer to have a very small border. I wrapped some gold Simply Elegant Trim around 3 times and tied off in a knot. This was then popped up on Dimensionals.

Seaside Bay Sympathy Card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023

I die cut a circle using the Layering Circle dies, sponged the edges with Petal Pink ink using a dauber. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, added Gold Emboss Powder and melted it with my Heat Tool. I stamped a shell onto Basic White card and die cut it and glued it to the circle. This was then added to the card on Dimensionals. Some gold Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins were added for a little extra gold!

Seaside Bay Sympathy Card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023.

On the inside I added a Basic White insert with a strip of DSP and a Gold Foil shell die cut with the dies.

The best part this month is, if you purchase this Seaside Bay bundle, you get to choose a free Level 1 item from the Sale·a·bration brochure. Choose your favourite today from the brochure below.

During Sale·a·bration, which is held in January/February there are LOTS of opportunities to earn FREE product when you Shop, Host or Join my team. All the offers can be found in the Sale·a·bration brochure. You can download this brochure by clicking the image below.

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SHOP during Sale·a·bration to earn FREE product with online orders starting at $90!
When you shop during Sale·a·bration, you earn FREE products from the Sale·a·bration brochure at two qualifying order levels (view these in the brochure or HERE in the online store). Choose a Sale·a·bration items for every $90 or $180 you spend in one transaction before postage. For example:

  • Spend $90 and choose one level 1 product
  • Spend $180 and choose one level 2 product; or 2 level 1 products
  • Spend $270 in one transaction and choose 3 level 1 products, or 1 level 2 products plus one level 1 product (and continuing on for higher spend levels at $90 or $180 intervals)

The items you purchase can come from any current catalogue. So long as you reach either $90 or $180, you will qualify for FREE Sale·a·bration items and there is no limit to the number you can earn.
Join to save on product for yourself (hobby demonstrators welcome). Have you ever considered joining the Stampin’ Up! family to receive instant discounts on all your future purchases as well as meet some amazing new like-minded friends? Well, there are three amazing offers during SAB (5 Jan – 28 Feb 2023).

2023 SAB Joining offer

Option 1 – you pay only $210 with FREE Shipping and get $315 worth of product of your choice plus the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (worth $110).
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Sneak Peek of Two-Tone Flora Bundle

Today, I have created a predominantly Basic White card with a gorgeous pop of colour. 

The gorgeous background is a large intricate die that I put Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Basic White card before die cutting. This then creates a sticky back once you remove the backing paper instead of using glue and making a big mess. This is adhered to the card base like a sticker.

Next step was to ink up some of the flowers and I decided to do a tone on tone for each one. The darker tone is the colour at full strength, then the lighter tone is stamped off once or some call it second generation stamping. Colour Combination Old Olive Bermuda Bay Daffodil Delight Fresh Freesia Orchid Oasis Pumpkin Pie Polished Pink

Sneak peek of new 2023 Mini catalogue product using Stampin Up Two-Tone Flora Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Each flower and the leaves have coordinating dies, so no fussy cutting needed. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink. Four of the flowers are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and the others glued directly to the card.

Sneak peek of new 2023 Mini catalogue product using Stampin Up Two-Tone Flora Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close up

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink using the Framed Florets stamp set, then fussy cut with Paper Snips. Some Wink of Stella was added to the centres of each flower. Some new gold Adhesive-backed Sequin embellishments were added to finish it off nicely. All of these stamps, dies, sequins will be available to order from 5 January 2023, or now if you are a demonstrator, or add them to your starter kit and join to save on all your craft products!

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Cottage Rose

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 33 – Old Olive

This is our final Colour Creations blog hop for 2022, but I hope you will join us again on 4 January 2023 when we return!

Today, I have used the Cottage Rose Bundle with the coordinating Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper. I have gone with some neutrals in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with Old Olive. All of the feature images are stamped and die cut from Crumb Cake card. The sentiment and main floral image are stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. I really like using the “Best Wishes” sentiment, as it can be for many occasions; birthday, sympathy, farewell, wedding, etc.

Best Wishes card using Stampin Up Cottage Rose Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

I used my Dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker around the edges of the main image so it really stands out! I used a sponge dauber to add Early Espresso ink around the sentiment which is cut using the Double Oval Punch as well as on the tips of the die cut flowers behind the focal image.

The card base is Old Olive. The next layer is a piece of the DSP cut with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle dies, then I coloured the leaves with the Light Old Olive Blends Marker. I took a Blending Brush and added ink across the whole DSP piece. I inked one side of the Merry Melody 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Early Espresso, placed the DSP inside and ran it through my Emboss machine. Then I used the dauber to add ink around the edges before gluing to the card base. Some printed Vellum Layering Designs was added to soften the background.

Best Wishes card using Stampin Up Cottage Rose Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 background

A Silver piece of Simply Elegant Trim was pulled apart to separate all the fibres. This was something that Shelli Gardner (cofounder of Stampin’ Up!) shared with us during our recent demonstrator only event and it’s such a neat trick!

Best Wishes card using Stampin Up Cottage Rose Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022.

It is really hard to photograph, but you can just see the Wink of Stella on the petals of the largest flower.

Best Wishes card using Stampin Up Cottage Rose Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close

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Sending Thanks card

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 28 – Melon Mambo

The excitement is really growing now, as I am heading to Sydney on Friday to see all my SU friends at our OnStage event for demonstrators. This is the first time for 3 years (thanks Covid) that we will be able to be there in person, yippee. There’s nothing like getting together in a huge room with 500 fellow crafters – can you imagine the hype?!!!

Anyway, more about that next week, but for now we need to focus our minds on Melon Mambo.

The Sending Smiles Bundle is a beauty. The flowers are stamped with the aid of the Stamparatus, in Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry inks. The leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Using a Sponge Dauber to add the Rich Razzleberry ink to the edges of the flowers as the final step, gives it a lovely tone. The same was done with the leaves and the Evening Evergreen ink.

Sending Thanks card for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022

The white stamped layer is die cut using the Deckled Rectangle dies. This is adhered to a Gold Brushed Metallic Stitched Rectangle die and this glued onto a Melon Mambo layer on the dramatic, Basic Black card base.

Sending Thanks card for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 close up

The ‘thanks’ is die cut in Basic Black card and Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock. Before die cutting the Gold, I remembered to add Adhesive Sheet so it can be adhered like a sticker to the black layer. This is glued to the card. Some Glossy Dots Assortment were added at the end.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Merry Merlot.

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Rachel Palmieri.

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