Friday, January 24, 2020

2 Cool Tricks To Stretch Your Stamping Supplies and Make a Triple Impact PLUS a video

Your crafting supplies and tools are investments.  Fun investments, to be sure, but still something that you want to get the most use from.  Any time I discover a new way to use something I already own is a HAPPY time!  It makes me do cartwheels!  And today, I have 2 ideas to share with you that will help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h your supplies.



Trick #1: Stamp your image three times on a 3" wide piece of cardstock, then use your Stampin' Trimmer to cut into 3 equal 1" wide sections.  For maximum impact, mat each 1" section onto a 1-1/4" wide cardstock mat.  The triple repetition is a stunning eye-catcher!  

In my example, I stamped an image from Painted Poppies in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock, then used Stampin' Blends to color them (Light & Dark Poppy Parade, Light & Dark Mossy Meadow).



Trick #2: While you have your Stampin' Blends out, use them to custom color ribbon!   Lay the ribbon flat on Stampin' Grid paper to protect your work surface, then run the brush tip of the Stampin' Blend marker down the ribbon.  The color will transfer instantly and smoothly and also dry quickly.  

The ribbon in my example is Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and I used a Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend on it. Look at the vibrancy of that ribbon!  One spool of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon + your favorite Stampin' Blends colors = a rainbow of options!



Here's a Behind-The-Scenes story that you probably can relate to: I faced major indecision over what color to stamp the background on the Real Red cardbase.  At first, I was going to use the same color ink so that the background would be subtle.  But then I thought how striking stamping it in Tuxedo Black would be, especially with the Basic Black mats.  No joke, I spent 10 minutes  going back-and-forth over this!  I violated my own design rule of NO OVERTHINKING.  Finally, I scolded myself for doubting my instinct (and wasting precious stamp time) and went with the Tuxedo Black - and LOVED it!!

Watch the video to see this card made from start to finish. 


Card Recipe:

Painted Poppies stamp set
Itty Bitty Greetings stamps set
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (3"x4-3/4")
Dark & Light Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends
Dark & Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Heart Epoxy Droplets
Basic Black cardstock (5"x3-1/4") (2-5/8"x1-1/4")x3
Poppy Parade cardstock (5-1/2"x8-1/2") folded in half for card base
Whisper White cardstock (3"x2-1/2") cut into 1" wide sections after stamping
Pool Party cardstock (3-3/4"x3/4")

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  • New to stamping?  Welcome!  The Beginner Brochure was designed for you.  Also check out this card for a perfect first dip into cardmaking.  I can mail it to you with a free catalog package - just email me at [email protected] to request one.
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch 785

Valentine's Day may be my new favorite crafting holiday.  It was Halloween, but the hearts are winning me over.  And there's still chocolate involved 😊  

I have an in-person Valentine's class today and I love to leave a little surprise, or "pillow gift", at each person's spot, so a lot of projects were made for that.  I also sell and donate cards, so many will go into the hands of others as a way to express their affections this February 14.  It's just so stinkin' FUN to create and it's wonderful there are a TON of ways to use this for a purpose.  


Splitcoaststampers card sketch 785

So, yes, it's another Valentine's Day card for this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge!  If you are a regular reader of my blog or follow me on Facebook, you have an arsenal of ideas by this point.  Time for another!

Heartfelt classic red and black Valentine's Day card

This is a very simple and straight-forward card.  Fold in half a 5-1/2"x8-1/2" piece of Real Red cardstock.  Glue on (2) 3-1/2"x2" pieces of From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Using the Layering Squares dies, cut 2 scalloped squares from Basic Black cardstock and 1 scalloped Square from Real Red cardstock and glue them together.  

Heartfelt classic red and black Valentine's Day card

Stamp the outline heart from the Heartfelt stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 3 times on Real Red cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock.  Sprinkle with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and melt with a Heat Tool.  Punch out all 4 hearts with the Heart Punch.

Glue everything to the card base as shown.  Add a Clear Faceted Gem to the sentiment heart.  Tie a bow with Black Satin Ribbon and adhere with a Glue Dot.


Download and save or print the free tutorial for this card.
free tutorial for Heartfelt Valentine's Day card

Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits from Tuesday's Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight this Friday!

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If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site:

  • New to stamping?  Welcome!  The Beginner Brochure was designed for you.  Also check out this card for a perfect first dip into cardmaking.  I can mail it to you with a free catalog package - just email me at [email protected] to request one.
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Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!  I appreciate your business!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Happy (Half) Hour Facebook Live Projects - Ghiradelli Holder & Stamp Trick To Double Its Use

I'm making a separate post for today's Facebook Live so that the resources are easily found in one spot.  If you couldn't watch live, I've posted the replay below.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook to get notified when I go live and subscribe to my YouTube channel (hit the bell, too!).





Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits for today's Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight ET this Friday!


If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site:

  • New to stamping?  Welcome!  The Beginner Brochure was designed for you.  Also check out this card for a perfect first dip into cardmaking.  I can mail it to you with a free catalog package - just email me at [email protected] to request one.
  • High-quality stamping products make your crafting experience better so don't cheat yourself!  Shop my store for your crafting supplies!
  • You'll love my crafting videos on The Joyful Stamper YouTube channel!  Subscribe while you're there and click the bell so that you always have fresh inspiration.
  • Looking for community, a hobby, or a way to make extra money?  My team of My Joyful Stampers has a place for you (and the Starter Kit is the especially ULTIMATE bargain right now)!  Read more here.

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!  I appreciate your business!

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The Happy (Half) Hour Live Stamping Class

Happy (Half) Hour Facebook LIve stamping class every Tuesday at 2 PM ET on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page

Every Tuesday at 2 PM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Today I have a small Ghiradelli chocolate holder and Valentine's Day card for you.  These are so easy to whip up a few to have on hand!  The From My Heart suite has been so fun to play around with!

I'll post a project sheet and the video in a separate post later today.  Don't forget to join me at 2 PM ET!  Follow my Facebook page and set your notifications to be alerted when I go live.



Sneak Peek of 2 Cool Tricks

Sneak Peak of 2 cool tricks coming on The Joyful Stamper blog this wee

Watch my blog this week to see a cool trick that stretches the use of your crafting supplies, plus an easy cut that has a triple impact.  Type your email in the Subscribe box to get my posts delivered straight to you.


Sale-A-Bration Coordination Product Release


Beginning February 4 (or now, if you are a demonstrator), products that coordinate with current Sale-A-Bration offerings will be available.
We'll also be getting a 12"x12" pack of Designer Series Paper that has images and patterns that work with 4 of our punches:
These new dies and paper CAN be added to a Starter Kit (your BEST DEAL), so if you just can't wait to have them, join my team of My Joyful Stampers now! 


Paper Pumpkin Subscribers:


Paper Pumpkin monthly stamping kit | the one-stop box for creativity

The monthly newsletter that is part of your subscription will be sent out via email tomorrow, so watch your inbox for it.  Inside the newsletter you'll find alternate ideas for your January kit, a link to order refills, the stamp set case insert to help you stay organized, and more.  Watch the short how-to video on my Paper Pumpkin page.  If you aren't already a subscriber, sign up for a prepaid subscription and get your choice of FREE Sale-A-Bration items (the perfect option if you're new to stamping)! 

Start with a sketch

Is your stamp time limited?  Do you struggle with where to start when you do sit down to play?  Do you need fresh ideas to liven up your cards?  Start with a sketch!

Splitcoaststampers card sketch 781



Timeless Tulips birthday card with Tulip Builder punch | made with Splitcoaststampers card sketch 781


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If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site:

  • New to stamping?  Welcome!  The Beginner Brochure was designed for you.  Also check out this card for a perfect first dip into cardmaking.  I can mail it to you with a free catalog package - just email me at [email protected] to request one.
  • High-quality stamping products make your crafting experience better so don't cheat yourself!  Shop my store for your crafting supplies!
  • You'll love my crafting videos on The Joyful Stamper YouTube channel!  Subscribe while you're there and click the bell so that you always have fresh inspiration.
  • Looking for community, a hobby, or a way to make extra money?  My team of My Joyful Stampers has a place for you (and the Starter Kit is the especially ULTIMATE bargain right now)!  Read more here.
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Fresh New Color Combination with Breathtaking Bouquet and Blends

Hello, my stamping friends!  I've been doing something different on the weekends lately - watching movies!  Books, not movies, are my thing, but wow!  There have been some fantastic flicks released.  A couple weeks ago I saw Little Women and Spies In Disguise with my daughters and mom.  Then this past weekend, Brian and I viewed 1917.  Just a few hours later, Caitlin introduced us to The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials as we ate pizza.  All 5 of those movies were SO good!  I'm eager to see the third one (The Death Cure) in the series.  No one wanted to stay up until 2 AM watching it with me, so I reluctantly went to bed and will have to wait another day to see it.  What movies have you seen and loved lately?


Another thing I did over the weekend was to scout out stamping challenges.  Handstamped Sentiments is one I've played in before but it's been a long while.  I love this fresh color combination!  

Breathtaking Bouquet is a new background stamp in the Mini Catalog, on page 31 in the top right corner.  It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes open!  A background stamp means it's large enough to cover the entire card front.  This stamp has so many beautiful possibilities!  

 

I stamped Breathtaking Bouquet on 2 pieces of 4"x5-1/4" Thick Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Why 2 pieces?  Because I wanted to color and cut the largest flowers to layer on the originally stamped image.  Lifting them up with Stampin' Dimensionals adds so much interest and it's such a small thing to do.  



I used Stampin' Blends alcohol ink markers to color the image.  Stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink means the image won't smear when using Blends. Stampin' Blends used:
  • Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo 
  • Light & Dark Mossy Meadow
  • Light & Dark Pretty Peacock
  • Light Old Olive
  • Dark So Saffron




The sympathy sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings, a great set that has 32 little greetings to cover any occasion.  I used an Embossing Buddy to rub a 6"x5/8" strip of vellum cardstock, stamped the greeting in Versamark, then heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The vellum ends were wrapped around the card and adhered to the back with SNAIL.


Check this out!  I added epoxy droplets to the flowers!  These particular ones are retired (I didn't realize it when I used them) but there are other Epoxy Droplets on page 178 in the Annual Catalog that will work just as good.

This card did take more time because of the coloring and blending, but it was fun and I did it while chatting on the phone with Emma who is back at school.  She could hear the markers squeaking as I worked which made us laugh for some reason.  Do you ever laugh over things that aren't all that funny but they become even funnier the more you giggle over them?  I love those moments!

Shop my store to get the supplies for this card and many more - high quality crafting tools make stamping enjoyable so don't cheat yourself.  


Breathtaking Bouquet - cling mount or wood mount






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Friday, January 17, 2020

Bonus 6th Way To Use Peaceful Poppies Elements

It's Friday!  Fun things happen on Fridays, right?  When my daughters were little, we called it Fun Friday and planned special things for this day.  It didn't necessarily involve going anywhere - we'd make ice cream sundaes for dinner, or play all their favorite board games.  Other times, we'd get movies from our library and Brian would make his "famous" popcorn.  One Christmas, knowing our Fun Friday tradition, my brother and sister-in-law got us a family scrapbook that had a variety of silly activities and fill-ins we could do together.  It gives us lots of laughs now to page through it and see what the girls recorded 12+ years ago!

In the spirit of Fun Friday, I have a *bonus* sixth way to use the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  

Get Well card using Peaceful Poppies Elements Pack watercolor pieces and Peaceful Poppies suite

I watercolored three of the pieces from the included pre-printed watercolor sheets, using an Aquapainter, and Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive inks.  The white embossed lines resist the applied ink and really stand out from the watercoloring!  

Tip: to watercolor, squeeze a drop of ink from a bottle of re-inker into the lid of an ink pad.  Fill the barrel of an Aqua Painter with water, then squeeze a few drops into the ink pad lid to dilute the ink.  Pick up color with the Aqua Painter and apply to the Elements piece.  I found it easier to watercolor first, then pop out the pieces.  If you are uncomfortable watercoloring, practice on scrap watercolor paper first.  You'll get more comfortable with it and enjoy the process!

Get Well card using Peaceful Poppies Elements Pack watercolor pieces  and Peaceful Poppies suite

I also used a black embossed circle and black embossed banner from the Elements Pack.  The circle highlights and anchors the boquet of flowers while the banner is the perfect spot for my heat embossed sentiment (from Sending You Thoughts).

What I love about the Peaceful Poppies Elements:
  • You get 4 paper mediums to work with (colored printed pieces, black embossed, vellum embossed, and watercolor embossed).  The variety gives you many looks for just $6.50!
  • You can use them as is (just punch out and adhere) or try techniques on them (like coloring with Stampin' Blends).  Both ways look pretty!
  • You can make a card without any stamping at all.  This option is great when stamping somewhere other than your home (like while waiting for a child's practice to be over, or on vacation).  Just add some card bases, smaller pieces of Desiger Series Paper, a spool of ribbon, and adhesive to a plastic bag - instant DIY stamp kit!




Check out more Elements ideas from this week's Live!

Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits to make both cards demo'd during Tuesday's Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight ET tonight!

You can find the project sheet here.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

A Giant Pineapple!

It's amazing what a walk on a sunny day can do to lift one's spirits.  I got up yesterday and was fine really but the need to MOVE was strong!  So I leashed up Lily and off we went, making a pit stop at my parents' home (just over a mile from us).  I talked to my dad and grandmother for a long while.  By the time Lily and I returned home, my mind was energized and I felt like the world was my oyster and anything was possible!  My eyelashes would suddenly be longer, thicker, and darker!  My house would have dusted itself!  Consuming chocolate everyday would turn out to be great for my waistline!

The walk was a good one.  

And so is this card!  But I can't take credit for the original idea.  I found it on page 11 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, in the bottom right corner.

Hello, Pineapple card cased from Sale-A-Bration catalog with Tropical Oasis suite

If you think every project you make has to be 100% your own idea, stop with that thought!  Stampin' Up! packs its catalogs with beautiful samples for all skill levels and styles of stampers.  It's okay - and encouraged - to make something exactly like you see it!  I changed just two things on this card - the sentiment and the color of the flower - and that was only because I needed a "hello" card and I had a Grapefruit Grove ink pad sitting on my desk.  Let's focus on the details and at the end you'll find a tutorial to download for your personal use.


Hello, Pineapple card cased from Sale-A-Bration catalog with Tropical Oasis suite

The background is the stunning Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Tip: to get a deeper impression, lightly spritz your cardstock with water before running it through a die-cutting machine.  

After it was embossed, I used a Stampin' Sponge to lightly rub Soft Suede ink across it.  The raised parts of the embossed pattern pick up the ink from the sponge while the more recessed areas do not get inked.  It's such a FUN look!


Hello, Pineapple card cased from Sale-A-Bration catalog with Tropical Oasis suite

The pineapple top and bottom and flower dies are found in the In The Tropics dies set.  Before die-cutting the flower, I stamped the image from Timeless Tropical in Grapefruit Grove ink.  Tip: use a bone folder to gently curl the pineapple top's leaves to give it more interest.  

I added a striped sequin from the Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack, a free Sale-A-Bration item.

"Hello" was stamped on So Saffron cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink, then trimmed with Paper Snips.

Timeless Tropical stamp set | item #151497

In The Tropics dies | item #151495

Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder | item #151503

Click to download your free tutorial for this Hello, Pineapple! card.
Hello, Pineapple! card tutorial | free to download, save, and print | by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits to make both cards demo'd during Tuesday's Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight ET this Friday!
The Happy (Half) Hour Live show projects featuring ways to use Peaceful Poppies Elements Pack



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch Challenge

Emma went back to school this past Sunday and that was harder than when we dropped her off in August for her first semester as a freshman.  Why is that?  Is it because back in August she still felt like "mine" and our home was still 100% her home since that's all she'd known?  And now she's developed another home where her "real" life is now and it gives me a bittersweet feeling?  The leaving this time felt more like cutting the apron strings than last summer.  No matter the why, I just know I miss her so much!  

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch Challenge 784

I dove into making a card for this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge to take my mind off my oldest girl's absence.  As soon as I saw the sketch, what jumped into my mind was how perfect it is for showing off gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Stampin' Up!'s Painted Poppies set with Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and Sending You Thoughts free Sale-A-Bration set | by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

The colors of this particular piece from the Peaceful Poppies DSP pack caught my eye and I had to pull out some Pool Party and Poppy Parade cardstock to get playing!

Technique tip: use blender pen to fill in stamped background | Stampin' Up!'s Painted Poppies used here | by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

An easy technique that adds a soft, subtle, but very interesting detail is to use a blender pen to color stamped images.  Stamp your image in any color (Poppy Parade ink with an image from Painted Poppies used here), then use a blender pen to pull that color around the image.  Be careful not to overwork the paper, though, or it will pill (ball up into little fuzzies, just like a sweater).  I like to quickly color in circles when doing this technique.

Layer stamped poppies on Stampin' Up!'s Peaceful Poppies Elements piece

These poppy and leaf images are from the Painted Poppies set.  I filled them in with Poppy Parade and Old Olive inks using the solid wash and splatter images from that set.  The Painted Labels dies were used to cut out all the images.  Everything was layered on a black embossed circle from a Peaceful Poppies Elements pack (featured in my Facebook Live yesterday).

The sentiment is from the free Sale-A-Bration set Sending You Thoughts.  I stamped in Versamark, sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, then melted with a Heat Tool.  I trimmed it close with Paper Snips to allow more of the colorful poppies to show.




Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits to make the two cards demo'd in the Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight ET this Friday!

You can find the project sheet here.

Many blessings to your day, friend! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

5 Ways To Use Peaceful Poppies Elements Facebook Live Projects

I'm making a separate post for today's Facebook Live so that the resources are easily found in one spot.  If you couldn't watch live, I've posted the replay below.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook to get notified when I go live and subscribe to my YouTube channel.




Remember, any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) receives the project kits to make both cards demonstrated during today's Live!  Use Host Code 349VN7VY and be sure to place your order by Midnight ET this Friday!

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!  I appreciate your business!



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The Happy (Half) Hour Live Show

The Happy (Half) Hour Live show | Tuesdays at 2PM ET on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page

Every Tuesday at 2 PM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Today I'll show you 5 ways to use the Peaceful Poppies Elements, found on page 25 of Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog.  There are printed die-cuts in color and on black cardstock, embossed vellum pieces, and embossed watercolor pieces.  You get 2 sheets of each type for $6.50, so it's a really good value!  Plus, they are so fun and versatile to play with!

Peaceful Poppies Elements | page 25 of Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog | shop with Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

I'll post a project sheet and the video in a separate post later today.  Don't forget to join me at 2 PM ET!  Follow my Facebook page and set your notifications to be alerted when I go live.

Easy Valentine Candy Holder

Easy Valentine candy holder using Stampin' Up!'s From My Heart suite | great for class parties | by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

This is a great little folio that can hold a small bag of gummy bears (I used these).  SNAIL nicely attaches the candy bag to the cardstock.
pg 9 mini catalog
  • Score a 10-1/2"x3-1/2" piece of Real Red cardstock at 3", 3-1/2", 6-3/4", & 7-1/4".
  • Stamp images on Flirty Flamingo cardstock using Heartfelt set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Real Red ink.
  • Punch heart with Heart Punch Pack and fussy cut arrow with Paper Snips.
  • Die-cut From My Heart DSP with Layering Squares die or to 3-1/4" square.  Glue to front of candy holder.
  • Tie Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around holder.  Layer on Heart Doily and other stamped elements.  Add From My Heart Faceted Gems with Fine-Tip Glue.
This is a fantastic project if you need to make multiples, for a child's Valentine's class party or to pass out to neighbors, for example.  You can find all the supplies in my online store.

February Paper Pumpkin kit is announced!


The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions!

Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive
February 2020 A Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit colors

The Lovely Day kit comes with its own stamp set but it also works with the free Sale-A-Bration set Happy Birthday To you.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin via a pre-paid subscription and you can choose the Happy Birthday To You set for free (psst - this free set has coordinating dies coming February 3)!

If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site:


  • Thank you!  My goal is to give you a fantastic stamping experience.  Let me know what you'd like to see by leaving me a comment.
  • New to stamping?  Welcome!  The Beginner Brochure was designed for you.  Also check out this card for a perfect first dip into cardmaking.  I can mail it to you with a free catalog package - just email me at [email protected] to request one.
  • You can shop here for your crafting supplies, or request a free catalog package.
  • You'll love my crafting videos on The Joyful Stamper YouTube channel!  Subscribe while you're there so that you always have fresh inspiration.
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