112 posts categorized "Plaid"

01/23/2023

Mon 23

Sweets Packages for My Sweeties
by Anne Thompson

Here are simple little packets to hold sweets for your sweeties.

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  • I actually made quite a few of these over the weekend using up more of the Jolly Christmas 6X6 papers.

This is the way I assembled them.

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  • Trim your paper to 3" X 4 1/2".  You'll need two of these.
  • Score both pieces at 4".
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  • Add a piece of double-sided tape (I used Scor-Tape) on the back side of one of the folds.
  • Add the other scored piece on top, matching the inside and outside plaids.  This forms the base of the packet so it will stand up.
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  • Add a strip of a coordinating paper to the center front.
  • Punch a hole on either side of that strip near the top of the packet.  You will add baker's twine (or another kind of ribbon, twine, etc.) to close the packet once you've added the sweets.

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  • I used large Glue Dots to secure the chocolate squares inside the packet, attaching one to each inside strip.  

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  • I decorated this packet simply, adding small white pearls to the flower centers and larger red Fairy Dewdrops over the berries printed on the paper, and tied the packet closed with baker's twine.

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  • For this packet I die cut three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364  from white card stock.  I used the heart centers by gluing the largest one to the front center strip and then adding the others with foam dimensional dots between each one.
  • I used baker's twine to tie the packet closed.

For a quicker assembly, use 8 1/2" X 11" card stock.  I prepared these for my valentines class at the senior center.

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  • Cut your card stock strips 3" X 8 1/2".
  • Score at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8".
  • Add decorative papers and embellishments to the front, add your sweets to the inside, punch two holes at the top through all the layers, and tie the packets closed.

You might need to adjust the size of your strips (width, length) depending on what kind of sweets you want to tuck inside...peanut butter cups, needhams, small candy bars, bags of sweets.  

And for decorating them--any of the hearts and floral dies and the valentine words dies from Memory Box!  Mix it up even more and add vintage valentine images, paper clips, buttons, ribbons, etc. 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

01/16/2023

Mon 16

Valentine Card Backgrounds Using Jolly Christmas Paper
by Anne Thompson

The idea for today's cards came from my friend Donna and I think it's a great way to repurpose the rest of the Jolly Christmas papers you have as backgrounds for valentine cards and also using Garland papers for adding decorative details. 

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Start with a 4" X 4" square of one of the JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 papers--I chose ones that had a lot of red and white or pinks in them.  Cut the square in half on the diagonal so you end up with two triangles.  Adhere the triangles to the front of a white (or red or pink) notecard with the shorter sides of the triangles aligned with the outside edges of the notecard, with the corner point in either the upper left and lower right corners or the upper right and lower left corners.  This will leave a solid band of color (that of the notecard) between the two triangles.  Cards can then be oriented for top-fold or side-fold opening.

Card One

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  • red and white plaid paper on a white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 cut from white card stock glued on the top 2/3 of the card overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red and white plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner

Card Two

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  • pinks plaid paper on a white notecard, top-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • large heart cut with one of the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT dies 94359--use the plain heart that cuts out--cut from a coordinating floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued to the center of the card, overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same pinks plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner

Card Three

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • HEART RING STACK 94662 cut from the pink roses on black floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued in the center white band
  • two hearts, one medium and one small, cut with dies from the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359 set, the medium heart glued on the upper left triangle and the smaller one on the lower right triangle
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner under the small heart

Card Four

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper right corner and one in the lower left corner
  • RING STACK 94547 cut from a pink flowers with green ferns and white dots paper from the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued across the white band, overlapping the plaid triangles a bit
  • two medium hearts, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, one white and placed off-center behind one from the same floral paper, added to the lower right corner with dimensional foam dots
  • one small heart, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, cut from the same floral paper and 0"Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner under the small heart

These are the dies I used:

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Honestly, these cards came together very quickly.  I made all of the background triangles first and glued them to the notecards.  Then I auditioned the dies in my valentine box.  And there are so many I didn't choose that would have worked just as well or even better.  Think of all the floral dies you have!  And stamps!  The possibilities are endless.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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01/03/2023

Tue 03

LOVE YOU more than chocolate by Jean Okimoto

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Happy 2023! Here's to a fresh new year - and new designs to greet, celebrate, thank and remember special occasions and everyday moments.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an improvised Valentine candy box idea - and timesaving shortcuts for special greetings.

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Here's the rest of the greeting - using Poppystamps' versatile Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.  Let's do the card front first...

Cut the Christmas Jolly red/black/gold plaid with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  We're using just the simple inner heart - the stitching details create a separate outline.  Cut a dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection too.

Cut two of the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Tape the slim strips perpendicular to each other and trim the ends with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow from the red mirror cardstock too.  

Stack the heart diecuts with the bottom layer offset to the right to resemble a heart-shaped candy box.  Attach the red strips and grosgrain bow. 

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Cut light kraft cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Love You Gallery Script background.  Attach narrow strips of doublestick tape behind the greetings cutout. Three narrow strips vs. a solid block of tape provides some wiggle-room to adjust the delicate word outline and letters.

Cut the detailed Love You Gallery Script from light Kraft cardstock - save the inner letters for another project.  Cut it again from a bright red Berry Red 6x6 - save the outline for another project.

Attach the light Kraft outlines to the taped background, then add the red letters and hearts.  It's quick and easy with doublestick tape!

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Attach the diecuts to a light Kraft slimline card - use foamtape to attach the heart candy box.  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's an easy way to diecut and attach the "more than chocolate" greeting.  Cut the entire set of Poppystamps Poetic Lower Case Alphabets from the same dark red cardstock used for the base of the heart candy box.  You'll have all of the letters you need - and many more for other greetings.

Attach Scor-Tape to light Kraft Cardstock and cut the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle.  Attach the letters to the Scor-Tape covered strip - save the tapeliner and use it to press the letters firmly onto the strip.  Spoon detail clear embossing powder over the strip, to cover the remaining exposed tape.  Tap the excess powder off.   Heat-emboss it.  The letters will be straight, even and securely attached.  Glue the greeting strip inside the card.

A lot of details and techniques here - hope you like the card!  Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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01/02/2023

Mon 02

Snowy Forest and Hearts Card
by Anne Thompson

I need some quick and easy valentine card designs for the senior center card-making session later this month.  I have only 90 minutes with a group of six to eight participants to make at least four or five cards.  For the first card I decided on plaid paper using heart dies mixed with shiny mirror card and a favorite embossing folder.

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  • I began by covering the front of a white notecard with one of the red plaids from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019.
  • I took a second sheet of the same plaid pattern and placed three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364 dies nested inside each other and ran them through my die cutting machine.

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  • I chose a silver mirror paper from the VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002 and one of my favorite Memory Box embossing folders--SNOWY FOREST EF1010.

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  • I trimmed the embossed piece to 5 1/4 X 4 and added it to the card front using Scor-Tape.
  • I tried several combinations of the die cut hearts against the silver embossed piece before settling on the one outline heart added with tape to the embossed image and its center solid heart added with a round foam dimensional dot offset to the bottom right of the first heart.

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Embossing folders are a great way to add texture and dimension to a card.  Check out these in the Memory Box catalog.  In addition to SNOWY FOREST EF1010, HEART BOUQUET EF1006 and many of the others would make great backgrounds for valentines.  There are many new products in the 2023 Valentines Collection here as well that can be combined with other products from previous releases that you may already have.  And there are always the idea books and samples with the catalog entries as well as our blog posts for additional inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

12/27/2022

Tue 27

Bold, Bright Valentine Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Bold, bright cards for guys can be challenging.  The right Memory Box dies and papers make it easier than ever for Valentine's Day '23.  Hi, Jean Okimoto combining the new Memory Box Heart Ring Stack and the new Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  I love buying Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products to use for my class kits.

Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Heart Ring Stack.

Cut the red, black and gold-lined Christmas Jolly  plaid with the next-largest rectangle die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 plaid - but diecutting the plaid is easier than measuring and cutting it with a paper trimmer.  Why measure and handcut (and hope it's straight!) when it's faster to diecut?
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Cut the lined heart from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set from the bright red Rainbow Reflections 6x6. The scalloped die cuts a separate heart - it's a great set!  Cut the 5th heart of the Heart Ring Stack from the beautiful shimmery red 6x6 too.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - offset the Heart Ring Stack so bits of the plaid background create a dimensional look. Use foamtape for the large heart.

Prep white cardstock by brushing it with anti-static powder to eliminate stray specks of gold embossing powder.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - with VersaMark. Emboss it - heat the back of the cardstock for a few seconds, then finish it from the top to prevent scorching.  Attach the greeting.

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Add the light gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  As always, cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our design blog throughout the year!  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to create unique cards to greet, celebrate, and remember the special people in your life.  

Special thanks too - to Dave and Monica Brethauer and everyone at Memory Box for the great designs that make it all possible.

And thanks to Ann, Shari and Roxanne and everyone who ordered my card kits from them.  And thanks for folllowing on Instagram - I appreciate your support and comments.

See you next year...

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12/26/2022

Mon 26

Luxe Peony Pinpoint Burst Heart Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

'Tis the season for writing a stack of thank you notes.  I chose a simple composition featuring a Luxe peony on a Pinpoint Burst Heart for the first few I need.  Here are two of them.

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  • I started with a white notecard and a green plaid from SPRING PLAID PP1012 cut 5 1/4 X 4.
  • I added the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 cut with gold mirror card from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002, secured with Scor-Tape.

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  • My next step was to choose two sheets of red plaid paper from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 for the LUXE PEONY 94714 and the THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT 94529.  I cut the peony several times from both sides of the plaid paper so I could mix the two papers.  I cut the background for the Thank You from the scraps left of the darker red plaid and the more detailed lettering from the lighter paper scraps.  I assembled the flowers with Glue Dots (and have tucked away a couple more for cards I'll make later) and I put the sentiments together with a Glue Pen.

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  • I wanted larger leaves than came with the peony so chose the larger set of leaves from the EXQUISITE LEAF SET 94664 and cut them from a darker green cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003.

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  • For the final assembly, I added the leaf sprig with Glue Dots under a couple of the leaves and added the single leaf with another Glue Dot off to the bottom left corner.
  • I used a large circular dimensional foam dot behind the center of the peony to add it to the heart.
  • I used a Glue Pen to add the sentiment in the lower right.

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This design would also work for a valentine, a wedding card, a birthday, or any other number of occasions.  And the color combinations are endless!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

12/13/2022

Tue 13

Lightly Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Create a layered Luxe Peony card to brighten someone's day - especially a cold almost-winter day!  The Berry Red 6x6 Collection has the perfect array of pretty pinks to build a poufy peony.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple any-occasion card featuring our newest floral set.

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Cut Layered Peony from light, medium and dark shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the stem from a Lush Green Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flower - the multiple layers create their own natural dimension - you won't need to decide where and when to use foamtape!

Cut the diagonal plaid - from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 - with the medium Stylish Rectangles die.

Cut For You Posh Script from heavy white cardstock and a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Spritz the white background diecut with a light mist of water to soften the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay die.  This creates a recessed area to contain and adhere the glittered diecut and adds extra dimension.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale green notecard - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Hope you're enjoying the Design Team ideas from our Valentine '23 Collection!  See you again on Thursday...

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12/12/2022

Mon 12

Love-ly Hearts and Peony Card For You for Any Occasion
by Anne Thompson

I'm loving everything in the newest 2023 Valentines collection.  You can find it here.  Today's card features lots of hearts and a peony and plaids, of course.

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  • I started with a top-fold white A2 note card and added a pink and blue plaid paper from SPRING PLAID PP1012 to nearly cover the whole front, leaving a very narrow white strip around the outer edge.
  • Next I cut the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 and the HEART RING STACK 94662 from a pink mirror card paper in the VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002.

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  • I used a glue pen to add the Heart Ring stack at the top edge of the card. 
  • I used Scor-Tape to add the Pinpoint Burst Heart at a bit of an angle and over the bottom edges of some of the other hearts.
  • Next I cut the LUXE PEONY 94714 twice, once from a pink plaid and once from a blue plaid, both papers from the Spring Plaid paper pad.

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  • I used the picture on the envelope to help me figure out how to put all the little pieces in place (I think I came close), mixing the two plaids to create the peony.  I used Glue Dots to assemble the flower and I tucked the extra pieces in the envelope for another project.
  • I decided to use some purple plaid leaves I had already cut that were in the envelope with the EXQUISITE LEAF SET dies 94664.  

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  • I used a Glue Dot to add the leaves under the peony and popped the peony up with a large foam dimensional dot in the center of the heart.
  • I chose the FOR YOU POSH SCRIPT 94709 for the sentiment and cut it from the scraps left from making the peony.  I used a glue pen to add the detailed letters onto the background and then used glue to add the sentiment to the bottom left on the card front.

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  • To finish the card I added three blue-pink WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM102 to the right side of the card.

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This design could be made in any number of color combinations and could be used for so many different occasions, even though the featured dies are from the 2023 Valentines collection.  In whites and grays and silver this could be a card for Winter Solstice; in reds and greens and white it could be a Christmas card; in blues and white and gold--Hanukkah; in champagne/gold/silver--Happy New Year...I'm sure you can think of lots more possibilities.  

Happy crafting!

Anne Signature

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12/08/2022

Thu 08

Warm Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter wishes with designs from our Valentine '23 Collection.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart creates a great backdrop for our new Cuppa Love set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a cold fall or winter day.

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Cut Pinpoint Burst Heart from a dark red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  

Cut Cuppa Love from a dark pink sheet.  Cut the oval coffee/tea/cocoa shape from dark brown cardstock covered with packing tape for a glossy liquid look.  Cut the heart outine and center section from cream cardstock too.  

Remove the pink heart outline and center and replace them with the cream diecut.

Shake the Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue vigorously - then spread it onto the pink heart diecut.  Set it aside to dry.

Diecut Sending Love Daily Script from cream and dark pink cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.  

Here's a tip for anything with very small pieces (like the i) - glue that elusive tiny dot first, before it disappears -  then attach the other letters.  

Cut a 1-¼" strip of the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  

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Attach everything to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add jewels from the

Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting today...Donna's sharing a great design from the Valentine '23 Collection  tomorrow!  See you again next week.

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12/06/2022

Tue 06

A Wish for Peace by Jean Okimoto

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Create a pastel holiday card of pinks, plaid and Fairy Crystals with the Poinsettia Watercolor Floral set.  The 6x6 Berry Red Collection has the perfect pinks to complement  the Christmas Jolly plaid.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday design for you.

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Cut Poinsettia Watercolor Floral in 2 shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the center accent from the yellow 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Assemble the poinsettia - use the darker pink for the base layers and the medium pink for the tops.  

Save the extra diecuts and create an extra poinsettia with light pink base layers and darker pink tops.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on lighter pink 6x6 with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the second-smallest Nested Globe die - just turn it sideways for a greeting tab.

Cut another pink globe, the pink/red/gold/white Christmas Jolly plaid and White Woodgrain Paper with the 3", 2-½" and 2" Nested Globes dies.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded textured gray A-2 card - use foamtape near the tips of the poinsettia.

Add pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A-2 sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Layered, contrasting diecuts add dimension to any design.  Mix 2 shades of red or cream cardstock for a different look.  Or use a combo of matte and metallic cardstock - or matte cardstock and glittered cardstock.  Have fun with this design - rearrange the diecuts or rotate the entire poinsettia for a different look.

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday!

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