My 14th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!!!

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Today is my 14th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up and I just can’t believe it!!! That is a long time and I have loved every minute of it. In fact, I almost feel like it just keeps getting better and better! The more people I meet, the more lives I touch, and the more fun I have makes it so much fun and fulfilling! In honor of my 14th Anniversary, I’m sharing my 14 Favorite Stampin’ Up Products right now!

My 14th Anniversary with Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are my 14 Favorites right now! Of course you can check out my past anniversary favorites here and here! I try not to pick the same items each year but there is some similarity because I love brights and flowers! 🙂

Beautiful Day Stamp Set – I am loving the big bold butterfly and flower for coloring and the full focal point on your card. These images are large and make the perfect focal point and all you need! Here and here are some samples using this!

Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set – I send lots of birthday cards and this set is super fun! I love how you can build candles and so much more. Also, that bow is super fun. Candles are great for all ages too! Love it!!! Here and here are some samples using it!

Berry Burst – This is my favorite color right now. I just love the deep pink and all the colors that coordinate so well with it!

Crinkle Seam Binding – This is a ribbon that I am so surprised I love because I hated normal seam binding in the past. I love the hint of shine and that texture of the crinkle. Also, this seam binding doesn’t fray as much as the old seam binding did. Here and here are some samples of me using this!

Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – I just love bling and this white ribbon is perfect for any project. Add color with Stampin’ Blends or re-inker and you have any color! AMAZING!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper – I love black and white designer paper and flowers! You can color this paper with Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Blends, or leave black and white! This paper is fabulous! Here and here are some samples using it!

Myths & Magical Designer Series Paper – I have super fallen in love with this paper because its super fabulous! Use it as a background or fussy cut out the little mermaids or unicorns for a focal point. Also, one side of each sheet has a glitter bit on it! Here and here are some samples using this paper!

Stampin’ Blends – I’m not a huge fan of coloring and I don’t really consider myself an artist but these markers make it fun and easy! I love the beautiful color, no streaks, and blending ability! Have no fear as they will be back in stock soon! 🙂 Here and here are some samples using Stampin’ Blends!

Layering Ovals, Layering Circles, & Stitched Shapes (3) – I find that I use one or multiples of these for almost each project. Layering a Stitched Circle with a Scallop Circle is just amazing! I can’t put these down. Scroll through my blog and you will see I use this ALL THE TIME!!!

Everyday Label Punch – While I love framelits, I still find punches so handy because punch punch punch and you are golden. It is so much faster than a crank through the Big Shot. This one is perfect for greetings and punch a second one, cut it in half, and layer with it. LOVE IT! Check that out here!

Perennial Birthday Card Kit – This kit is so fabulous because the box is adorable. It comes with 16 all occasion cards inside and the amazing birthday calendar dividers. This kit is perfect to give as a gift too! Click here to see it all!

Stamparatus – This thing is a miracle tool for multi-step stamping. It makes it such a breeze. I have also been using this for when I stamp on a plastic table at different events. Plastic tables have give in them and so sometimes you don’t get a nice solid image because of this. Using the Stamparatus is perfect because it’s so hard and solid. Perfect! Also, have you ever stamped in black but the image didn’t come out perfect and solid? Using the Stamparatus makes it easy to stamp it, ink it again and stamp it for a more solid smooth look! If you didn’t get this in a pre-order, don’t worry. It is coming June 1st!!!!

Those are my 14 favorites right now! Are any of them your favorites as well?? Let me know in the comments below if we share some favorites or what some of yours are. I would love to hear from you! Check out all of this in my Video by clicking here or the video below! There is also a Bump Shot in the video of little Ziggy! Enjoy! 🙂 Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on future videos and Ziggy when she arrives!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Mermaids Under The Sea!!!

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Whether you like the Little Mermaid Disney Movie or not, these mermaids under the sea on this card are just adorable!!! I love the layers, texture, and fun in this card so much!!!

Mermaids Under The Sea, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is just so much fabulous-ness going on with this card. I’ll let you continue to stare at it or you can keep reading for all the details to make your own!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took another piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Seaside Embossing Folder. I added this layer to the card front. Then, I took a piece of the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper (blue bubbles) measuring 2″ x 4-1/2″ and punched the banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch. This piece was added to the card front as well.

Swimming Mermaids, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I took the sheet of mermaids from the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper and cut out by hand 2 different mermaids. I wanted them going in different directions so that they fit on the square better. Since I’m not a huge fan of fussy cutting, I just did a basic around the body and didn’t get into all the details. Next, I stamped the bubbles from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay all over a Stitched Shape die cut square. Then I added the mermaids to the front and added this to a layer of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper. I liked to use Tear And Tape to add layers to glitter to make sure it has a nice strong hold.

Using the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I die cut out some seaweed in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. Then I added these along the side of the glimmer square, securing them on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off with a few more dimensionals and then added it to the card front! For the greeting at the bottom, I stamped it from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Then I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. On either end of the greeting, I added an Epoxy Dot for even more shine and texture!

I told you there were lots of layers and fun in this card but isn’t it just so magical?!?!?! I love it even if I only make 1…or maybe 2. 🙂 The Myths & Magical Suite is retiring at the end of the May which makes me sad. Be sure to stock up on these amazing products before they are gone. To see more samples using these products, click here, here, and here! Shop all of the products by clicking the items below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hold On To Hope!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Last week, I showed these amazing samples and here is another fabulous one. All of these use the Hold On To Hope Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Hold On To Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have really been having lots of fun with different creations using this bundle – Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits! There are just lots of great ways to use it for religious events as well as lots of other occasions and lifting up styles!

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped all around the edge. The stamped image is from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and it was stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then, I die cut the solid cross in Pear Pizzazz and the skinnier cross in Silver Foil Paper using the Cross of Hope Framelits. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I adhered these together and added them to a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″).

This piece was then layered onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) and added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set onto scrap white and then die cut it out with the coordinating framelit in the Cross of Hope Set. I added this across the top of the crosses.

This card is great to lift someone spirits, as a thinking of you or sympathy, and even for religious occasions like Confirmation, First Communion, etc. Going with a monochromatic look makes it easier and fewer supplies to get out. Woot Woot!

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is out and these items are while supplies last so don’t wait if there is something you need! Click here to shop the retiring items.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring On Stamps With Markers!!!

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I feel like I always go through waves on using different stamp products in my craft room. I realized I haven’t used my markers in awhile so I got them out and created this beauty by coloring on stamps with markers!!!

Coloring On Stamps With Markers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just stunning in the simplicity of it. I wondered if I should add some jewels or more stamping to fill it in but decided to go simple. Let me know in the comments if you love it as is or if you would have added more to the card!

I started with an Elegant Eggplant (retiring color) card base. Next, I cut 2 piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the inside of the card and the other is for the front. Then, I took the floral image from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and colored it in with markers. I used Elegant Eggplant for the flowers and Old Olive for the greenery. After coloring it all in using the marker tip and not the pen tip, I huffed on it a bit and stamped it down. Think about eating a piece of hot food. When you put it in your mouth and it’s hot, you sort of ha ha breath with your mouth open to cool it off. That is huffing. This action will moisten the ink on the stamps to make sure it is ready to stamp. For the sample above, I actually inked it up both times but you could always stamp it once, huff on it and stamp it again. The second image will come out a bit lighter but still look fabulous!

Another option would be to create 2 cards are one time, stamp the fresh image on one piece of white and the second stamp on another. Ink it up again and do the same, then one card will be the darker images and the second card will have both of the lighter images. I’m all about getting the most bang for your buck when stamping!

After stamping the flowers, I added this layer to the card front. Then for the greeting I used the Layering Squares Framelits with Whisper White and Gold Foil Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Cross of Hope!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! Today, I’m showing you some ways to use the Cross of Hope Bundle and mix and match it up!

Cross of Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here these cards are very similar but I changed up a few things to fit a different occasion or recipient. I really love creating a card style that can be interchanged like this. It makes a set so much more useful! I used the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits which you can Bundle & Save 10%. Then for the greeting on the pink one, I used the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

I used Pool Party and Powder Pink for the two cards shown and the card bases. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4.” I  stamped the floral/greenery image from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set in a “S” pattern. Depending on the greeting placement and how much you want to show, you can always stamp it differently. The ink used for each card was the same as the card base – Pool Party and Powder Pink. For the pink card, I stamped the greeting in the lower left corner from the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

Baptismal Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the layer with the cross, I cut out the colored cardstock measuring 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ in the coordinating color. Next, I cut out a Whisper White piece measuring 2″ x 3″ and die cut out the cross from the Cross of Hope Framelits. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the cross to the white and layered it all together. I added the layered rectangle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. One the pink card, I added some Pearls down the center.

God Is Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the blue card, I stamped the God is Love greeting onto a piece of scrap white in Pool Party Ink. Then I die cut it out with the coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits! I added this to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side and some Snail on the right side. This way it is level across the card coordinating with the popped up cross.

These cards are great for religious occasions, thinking of you, sympathy, and so much more! Change up the color or greeting to fit your needs!

If you would like to see this all in action and another fabulous sample, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Baking Pies!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m sharing with you this amazing card using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder! Let’s get started baking pies!!! The inspiration for this card came from Sheran Rigg!

Baking Pies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the sweetest?? 🙂 Okay, I’ll try to keep the puns to a minimum!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the greeting at the top from the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede Ink. Then, I die cut the squares with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Whisper White and Real Red. Using the pears in the Fruit Basket Stamp Set, I stamped them in the corner. For the pears, I used Lemon Lime Twist Ink and Soft Suede. I added these to the Crumb Cake towards the bottom. Then I tied some Linen Thread around the center for a little texture and added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

You are the Sweetest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that focal point of the beautiful pie!!! I die cut out a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a scallop circle with the Layering Circles Framelits. Both of these were cut in Crumb Cake cardstock! Next, I ran the stitched circle through the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and then layered it onto the scallop circle. Then I lightly brushed over it all with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. Be careful not to go too dark with the ink or your pie will look burnt! 🙂 Then I added the pie to the card front! Doesn’t it look super adorable and real?!?!?!

The Basket Weave Embossing Folder was a Free Item with Sale-A-Bration that ended on March 31st but have no fear if you didn’t get it then. It will be available for purchase in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog coming out in June! A few other fun stamp sets that have “sweet greetings” and fruit include the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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A Wizard with a Crystal Ball!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Myths & Magic Suite. You can see other samples here, here, and here! Now, today, I’m sharing a wizard with a crystal ball card!!!

Wizard with a Crystal Ball, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination of Fresh Fig and Pool Party. Also, all of that bling and shine is just amazing and makes this card even more magical!

I started with a Fresh Fig card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. Next, I took a piece of the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut an oval in the middle (side to side) and towards the bottom (to allow for the greeting up top). I used the Layering Ovals Framelits! Then, I took a piece of Whisper White big enough to cover the hole and stamped the 2 star images from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I stamped the larger star in full strength and the smaller cluster of stars was stamped off once for a lighter look! Then I added this piece to the card front!

Crystal Ball, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the amazing wizard and his crystal ball!! I stamped him onto Whisper White in Memento Black Ink and colored him with Stampin’ Blends. I actually used the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Pool Party.  These colors just seemed to be the right darkness/brightness I was looking for. Smoky Slate was used for the hair and Ivory for his face and hands! Using the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I die cut him out and added him to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. His crystal ball was punched out with a circle punch and the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. This can be redeemed as a Free Item for Sale-A-Bration so you can get all of these goodies!! I added the crystal ball with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well!

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Basic Gray near the edge of a piece of Pool Party cardstock. Then using the banner in the Magical Mates Framelits, I die cut it out. If you are worried about it moving as you put it through the Big Shot, just add a little post it note to hold it in place. Then I stamped the greeting again on a piece of scrap Whisper White (mostly just the top part of the greeting). Next, I cut it out on the sides and top freehand and left the extra on the bottom portion so that I could use that to help me line up the greeting with the Pool Party one. I placed them together and used Stampin’ Dimensional to secure them together and add it to the card front! I love the dual color for the greeting! It really makes it pop! To finish it off, I added some Epoxy Shapes to the corners of the greeting!

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If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

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Dragon Breathing Fire!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s get this week started off with a Dragon breathing fire!!! This is from the Myths & Magic Suite which you can see more fun samples here and here!

Dragon Breathing Fire, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the orange and green color combination and that little hint of bling in the middle! Of course, you could always change up the colors to suit your birthday boy or girl!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the star image all around the edges. This stamp is in the Magical Day Stamp Set and I used Pumpkin Pie Ink. Then, I added this piece to the card front.

Breathing Fire, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the dragon piece, I took a 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the dragon from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the dragon with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the fire on a scrap piece and die cut it with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). The fire was added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional cut down a bit. Next, I added this to the top portion of a 3″ x 5″ Old Olive piece of cardstock.

I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″). The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink and added to the bottom portion of the Old Olive piece. I added a little bling with the Myths & Magic Designer Washi Tape in between the dragon and greeting and wrapped the ends to the back side. Then I added this piece to the card front.

This designer is super fabulous for any style of card. Just stamp your focal point up top and the greeting on the bottom. Add ribbon or washi tape in the middle for some decoration!

Don’t forget that this is the last week of Sale-A-Bration so you want to get your order in before it ends to earn freebies with every $50 you spend. Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Little Warrior & His Dragon!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to rock this week! For a little inspiration, I thought I would share this little warrior & his dragon card!!!

Little Warrior & His Dragon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and so easy to make because I let the designer paper do all of the work for me. I love it!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Next, I took a piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape along the bottom portion. The designer paper has glitter portions on the dragons and the warrior and the washi tape is all bling too! You can  never have enough bling. Also, I feel like with these colors it is still a great card for boys and girls so that’s awesome too! I think if I did this for a girl, I might use more of the Tangerine Tango and Fresh Fig but it all depends.

Sparkle Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Special Celebrations Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Gray Ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock. Then using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting. Next, I punched again in Tranquil Tide cardstock and cut the label in half. I added a dab of adhesive to the left hand side of the back of the greeting and added one side of Tranquil Tide. Next, I repeated that on the other side. This is a fun way to layer with punches and you can have a lot show or just a little bit! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and so it would look smooth over the washi tape!

If you want to see more samples using the Myths & Magic Suite, click here! I will be posting more soon too so stay tuned! This suite is just so much fun!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Myths & Magic Suite!!!

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Oh My Goodness!!! I first saw the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog and thought I need that for making cards for the kids I send cards too! Well I fell super in love and feel like these cards are great for kids and adults…..even better!!! I’ll be sharing samples with this Suite over the next week or so so stay tuned (or get a sneak peak in the video below)!

Unicorns & Rainbows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Do you believe in unicorns?? You should now! Look at this beauty! I did play with a few other options for clouds in stamp class. Plain white clouds, white clouds with Wink of Stella and the iridescent glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper Pack….I love them all!

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base. Next, I took a piece of Soft Sky measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to layer on all of the decorations. For the greeting, I stamped it in Bermuda Bay Ink from the Magical Day Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch and added it to the upper left corner! Next, I added the rainbow from the Rainbow Builder Framelits. I only used 4 colors (Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie) for my rainbow, omitting the smallest and two largest! This is all personal preference. I picked these colors because I used them for the Unicorn hair with my Stampin’ Blends. I just added some Snail in a rainbow curve and placed each color on top but the Fine Tip Glue Pen would also work!

Myths & Magic Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added my unicorn before filling in with clouds. For the unicorn, I stamped her in Memento Black Ink from the Magical Day Stamp Set and then die cut her out with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the hair of the unicorn and then added her to the card front. To finish it off, I filled in with clouds on the rainbow and around the card. For the clouds, there are lots of options…..Soft Sky, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper, and adding Wink of Stella! If you need to cut a large cloud, simply use the other part in another spot! The small cloud on the bottom is a die for a half cloud!

If you would like to see this all in action and other samples using this Suite, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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