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Wisteria Black First Edition Type Oldie

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Happy Saturday everyone. Welcome to the start of our three day weekend. For today’s card I found one that I made a while ago and it made me remember how much I like the stamp set and miss it. This card is also a great example of how you can make a great card with just a Stamp Set, Punch, Card Stock and Designer Series Paper. The base of the card is a note card size piece Very Vanilla Card Stock. I used a piece of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background. The typewriter image, stamped in Basic Black, is from the You’re My Type Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini and is no longer available. I backed it with some Wisteria Wonder Card Stock and punched out a piece of Basic Black Card Stock with the Decorative Label Punch and cut it in half and mounted it to the top and bottom of the Wisteria Wonder. The “a little note…” is stamped in Basic Black too. A few of these put together in a box would make a great gift and the main image could easily be swapped out for another current one. I hope that you like today’s card and thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Oh, I’m thinking of doing some blog candy! Maybe a stamp set from the new catalog… possibly starting Monday… who thinks that is a good idea?!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Wisteria Wonder Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: You’re My Type Clear Mount Retired

Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty

Tool: Decorative Label Punch and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

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Bashful Indigo Daffodil Red Soaring Farewell

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Happy Sunday people! I hope that you are having a good weekend so far. I had a very nice day yesterday in the city. I was all over the place. Today’s card is a farewell to one of the sets that didn’t make the carryover list from the Occasions Mini, Send Me Soaring. I love the kites and I have seen them used in all kinds of ways, even stamped in a row as a border. I started with a Note Card size Whisper White card from the Note Card and Envelope Pack. I added a pice of Bashful Blue for the sky. The kites from the Send Me Soaring Stamp Set (Retired) are stamped in Island Indigo, Real Red and Daffodil Delight and are cut out with Paper Snips. The cloud is the icing from the Create A Cupcake Builder Punch. I stamped the greeting, also from Send Me Soaring, in Island Indigo and punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch and backed it with a piece of Real Red punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. Some Whisper White Bakers Twine makes the perfect kite strings. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the finishing touch I stamped some birds from the Up, Up and Away Stamp Set in Island Indigo. It is a happy little get well card and I hope that you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Real Red and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo, Real Red and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Send Me Soaring (Retired – Occasions Mini) and Up, Up and Away Clear Mount

EmbellishmentsL Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Paper Snips, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

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Pool Indigo Apothecary Pocket Thanks

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Good morning to everyone and happy Wednesday. It is supposed to be a nice day here Long Island today and the weekend is supposed to be beautiful. Today’s project is a small thank you envelope. I am always looking for a small card that can be put inside a gift and this one works perfectly. I started with some Pool Party Card Stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die. I used the extend crease pads and a spacer to get the score line just right. Two lines of Sticky Strip and you have a cute little envelope. The image on the front of the pocket is from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) and is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut it out and put a piece of Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon behind it and adhered it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the inside “card” I cut a piece of Crumb Cake to 3 3/4″ x 2″ and used the Round Tab Punch to punch out a piece of Island Indigo and folded it half and adhered it to the Crumb Cake with some more Sticky Strip. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. I used the Word Window Punch to punch it out and put it back in to crop it to the size that I wanted. You can slide the top flap under the closure held on by a 3/16″ Metallic Brad. It’s a different way to put a card with a gift and different is always good. I hope that you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Apothecary Art Clear Mount (Occasions Mini) and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Embellishments: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and 3/16″ Metallic Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Round Tab Punch, Word Window Punch, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Paper Players #93

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Good Monday morning everyone! I hope that you all had a nice weekend, I did. I got to see some friends in Manhattan and spent some time with my favorite daughter, wait she’s my only daughter, but she is still my favorite! 🙂 Today’s card is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. This weeks hostess is Leslie and she has given us a tic-tac-toe challenge. Pick three in a row to make your card…

I chose to go diagonal with Flowers, Pick Your Own (watercoloring) and Designer Paper (I made my own). The base of the card is Soft Suede. For my designer paper I took a piece of Very Vanilla and inked up the Parlor Prints Background Stamp in Rich Razzleberry. I used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Lucky Limeade and then embossed it using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The images and the greeting are from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set. The cup is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the pansy is stamped in Lucky Limeade. I CASE’d the image from Stampin’ Success. I used an Aqua Painter with Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade Ink to paint in the flowers and leaves. I stamped the image a second time, watercolored it, cut it out with my Paper Snips and mounted it on a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional. I used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out the image and mounted it to the Lucky Limeade label with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is stamped in Soft Suede and cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies too and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the perfect finishing touch I added a Basic Jewels Pearl to the center of the flower just for Ann! I hope that you enjoy the card and thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

CardS tock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Lucky Limeade Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Tea Shoppe Clear Mount and Parlor Prints Wood Mount Background

Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget that today is the last day to order form the Occasions Mini Catalog! Place your order before it’s too late!

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Wisteria Pear Florets Sympathy

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Good morning and happy Friday to everyone! I love Friday’s and am looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be in Manhattan tomorrow morning and I’m dog sitting for a friend too. Today’s card is a good example of how changing the color and slightly changing the layout gives you a whole new card. I posted a similar card on Sunday and I really liked the card (I should right?!). I needed a sympathy card and I thought that the card I made would make a good sympathy card, it just needed a few tweaks. I started with a base of Wisteria Wonder. The images are from the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set. I stamped the leaves and stem in Pear Pizzaz on Whisper White Card Stock. The flower is stamped in Basic Black Ink and I used my Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the petals and the cut it out with my Paper Snips. I mounted it to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional along with the the leaves. For the background I ran a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini) is in the middle and then another piece of Pear Pizzaz punched along one edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch makes up the right side. The greeting is stamped in Pear Pizzaz and is from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions Mini), it’s backed with some more Pear Pizzaz and adhered to the card with SNAIL. I like the layout and the various background pieces and I’ll see what else I can come up with  using something similar. Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome Friday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzaz Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets and Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini) Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (Occasions Mini)

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Mojo 238

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Happy Wednesday to you all. Half way through the week is always better that where we were two days ago! I hope that everyone is having a good week, mine is good. I’m finally getting rid of my cold that I have had since Sunday. Today also marks the release of the Retired Accessories List. CLICK HERE to see the list and discounted products available only while supplies last. Today’s card is for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. The talented Mary Fish has give us this sketch to work with…

I knew what set I wanted to use as soon as I saw the sketch. The Tea Shoppe Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the Occasions Mini. It’s also a good reminder that it ends at the end of this month. If there is anything else that you wanted now is as good a time as any to get it. I started off the card with a base of Wisteria Wonder. I stamped the three tea cup image from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) in Pool Part and Wisteria Wonder and punched them out with my 1 1/4″ Square Punch and adhered them to the card with good old SNAIL. I then used my Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. I stamped the pansy image in Wisteria Wonder and used my Blender Pen to color in the flowers with Pool Party and a touch of Lucky Limeade. I used my Paper Snips to cut it out and Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount it on the label. The greeting is stamped in Pool Party and punched out with the Small Oval Punch. I inked only the word thanks and used the Jewelry Tag Punch for the other greeting. Some Linen Thread and a Mini Glue Dot to adhere it to the card and it’s done! I love Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder together and The Labels Collection Framelits Dies are great too! I hope you like the card and thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe Clear Mount

Embellishments: Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies< 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Small Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Paper Players #92

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Hello everyone and welcome to Tuesday! Hopefully the sun will stay out here on Long Island. Although it could be worse, I could be upstate, where they had snow! I’m not a fan of the white stuff so I’ll suffer through the rain. Today’s card is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. They have given us the following wonderful sketch…

As I was rifling through my vast array of Stampin’ Up! goodies I saw the Just Believe Stamp Set. I got it a while ago and haven’t used it as much as I would like to. I also noticed that the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini) looks somewhat similar to the stamp. That’s when the light went on! The base of the card is Whisper White and I added a piece of the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini) to the entire card front. I stamped the large image from the Just Believe Stamp Set in Island Indigo and mounted it on a piece of Island Indigo Card Stock that is the length of the card front. The other stamped image is again stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I punched a piece of Baja Breeze Card Stock with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch to mount behind it. Some more Baja Breeze is punched on one edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. I used Stampin Dimensionals on the top one for a little lift and then adhered the circle image with them too. The greeting is punched out with the Word Window Punch and Mounted on a piece of Baja Breeze punched out with the Modern Label Punch and also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the subtle tones on the card and hope you enjoy it too. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo and Baja Breeze Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Just Believe Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (Occasion Mini)

Tools: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Blushing Pizzaz Twitterpated Florets

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Good Sunday morning to everyone. I will be driving back from Washington, DC today with my friend Kim. I’m very anxious to get back to my craft desk, two days away is too long for me! Today’s card uses some more of the retiring 2010-2012 In-Colors. I started with a base of Blushing Bride. I then mounted a piece of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini) on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. The Big shot is used with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock placed next to the DSP. The stamped images are from the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set. The leaves and stem are stamped in Pear Pizzaz and the flower is stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink and colored in with a Blender Pen. I used my Paper Snips to cut it out and mounted it on a Stampin’ Dimensional on top of the leaves and stem. I used some more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the front of the card. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. I used the Word Window Punch to punch it out and then mounted it to a piece of Pear Pizzaz that is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I love it when a card turns out better in reality than what I pictured in my head and this is one of those cards! Thank you so much for coming by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (Occasions Mini)

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Peach Pizzaz Butterfly Type

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Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a good week and that you are doing some fun stuff this weekend. I had my Downline Meeting last night and it was lots of fun like it always is. For today’s card I used some of the retiring In-Colors, the retiring Butterfly Prints Stamp Set form the Big Catalog and the You’re My Type Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini that ends in eleven days. There are so many great sets and accessories in the Occasions Mini and it will be the last one as Stampin’ Up! has changed their catalog strategy to two large seasonal catalogs and one main catalog. The base of the card is Whisper White and is from the Note Cards and Envelopes Pack. I ran a piece of Peach Parfait through my Big Shot using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for some simple texture. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set (Retiring) and is stamped in Peach Parfait and punched out with the Butterfly Punch. The typewriter image if from the You’re My Type Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz and mounted on a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount them both to the card. The cute little flower is made with the Boho Blossoms Punch and the center circle is from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and it too is mounted with a Stampin’ Dimensional. This is a great little thinking of you card and with a greeting change can be so much more. Thank you for checking in today and have an awesome weekend! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: You’re My Type (Occasions Mini) and Butterfly Prints (Retiring) Clear Mount

Cards: Note Cards and Envelopes Pack

Tools: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your orders for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Paper Players #89

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Good morning and happy Hump Day to you all. I am missing the warmer weather here on Long Island and can’t wait for it to return. Today’s card is for the Paper Players Challenge # 89. They have asked us to make a funny card…

I have to admit that I was a little stumped as to what to do. I have never been a fan of funny cards, I like the pretty mushy ones the best. I thought about what card to make for a long time, and then it dawned on me, so many people joke about getting married as being the end of your life so why not send a sympathy card! The base of the card is Early Espresso, it is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 2 1/4 and 5 1/2 with another piece cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 for the front making it an easel card (thanks Sandy!). The background is made using the Big Shot and the Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 Embossing Plates with Very Vanilla Card Stock. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and is stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch and then mounted to a piece of Calypso Coral at 1 1/2″ and then to a piece of Early Espresso cut to 1 3/4″. The cake if from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) and so is the greeting on the bottom. The cake was cut out with my Paper Snips. I used some of the 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration to decorate the cake. The Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides the backdrop and that was then mounted to a piece of Early Espresso. I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the flowers and put some Basic Jewels Pearls on them. The lower greeting is punched out with the Word Window Punch and placed on a piece of Calypso Coral punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then a piece of Early Espresso punced out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and then placed on a piece of Calypso Coral and adhered to the card with Stampin Dimensionals to keep the easel part of the card standing up. Two more pieces of 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon, one across the top and one across the bottom complete the card. I hope that you enjoyed it and found it to be little funny, my married friends did! Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini) and Petite Pairs clear Mount

Embellishments: 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

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