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Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album

Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album for Frilly and Funkie March Madness Challenge

Hello Friends!  Today I have a stinkin’ cute Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album to share with you.  I created this adorable project for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Our clever Suzz is acting as hostess this go round.  We’ll take a look at the project in a second, but first, let’s see what Suzz has to say about this fabulous challenge.

Challenge Theme:  March Madness
Don’t be afraid, the challenge isn’t going to require you to use basketball inspired images.  Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland.  I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:  The Mad Hatter asks Alice: “Have I gone Mad?”  and Alice replies “I am afraid so.  You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret.   All the best people are.”  The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project.  There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself.    The possibilities are endless.  Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story! 

Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album : The Inspiration

I grew up reading an Illustrated Classics Hardcover Deluxe Edition of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  My older brother David gave it to me one Christmas when I was about 8 years old.  I’ve lost count of how many times I read it and pored over the gorgeous full color illustrations and engravings.  My mother had memorized the entire “Jabberwocky” poem and used to recite it to me (along with The Walrus and the Carpenter) as we dried supper dishes together.  So to say that I love this  challenge theme is an understatement.

Stamperia’s “Alice” captures all the whimsy and beauty of my own beloved volume, so I chose to work with their 12×12 collection.  My original idea was to create a Mad Hatter’s Tea Box. Then my imagination began to run wild. I ended up making this ATC sized Mini Album housed in this Graphic 45 ATC Book Box.

This might be the cutest project I have ever made.  The Graphic 45 ATC Box measures just 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.   I created a 2 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ ATC Mini Album to fit inside the box.

Because I’m sharing  a tutorial for making the Mini Album Base and page units on Saturday over on the Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase, I’m not going to share any details at this time.  I will tell you that this little album is loaded with interactive features and fun surprises, so I hope you’ll join me on Saturday for the big reveal.

Now It’s YOUR Turn!

You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Alice-inspired project.   Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, April 9th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I’m looking forward to sharing all the details and the tutorial with you on Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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For the box:  Graphic 45 ATC Box
  • Inside box
    • (2) 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for long sides
    • (2) 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for short sides
    • (1) 2 3.4″ x 3 3/4″ for box bottom
    • (1) 2 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside spine
    • (1) 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside cover
    • Cut the playing cards to 2 1/4″ high and wrap around the outside box.
  • Outside box
    • (2) 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ for lid and bottom
    • (1) 2 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ for outer spine
For the Album
  •  (2) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Chipboard Covers
  • (1) 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ spine
  • 9 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ kraft paper to cover the chipboard covers
  • 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ kraft paper for the spine mechanism
    • score on the long side at 1 1/2, then (9) 1/2″ scores
Page Units
  • 5″ x 7 1/4″  Score on the short side at 2 1/2″ , long side fold in half and pinch, then score.  Each page unit will measure 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when folded.
  • Page liners: 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Fold out pages: 12″ x 2 1/4″.  Score every 2 3/8″ then trim

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio with Stamperia Lilac and Flower Alphabet

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a sweet Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio to share with you.  The latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog is being hosted by my incredibly talented friend, Sara Emily.  Her challenge theme is “Pass the Tissues,Please”  and requires you to use tissue paper or rice paper in your project.  We’ll take a look at my journal in a moment, but first. let’s see what Sara has to say about this interesting challenge.

Challenge Theme: Pass the Tissues, Please!
Since we are still in ‘cold season’, I always make sure I’m stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.

Sound like fun?  I thought so!  Let’s dive in!

Finnabair Art Tissue, Stamperia Lilac, Flower Alphabet Soup

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For me, every project idea starts with designer paper.  I flipped through my stash of gorgeous Stamperia papers and could not choose between Lilac and Flower Alphabet.  So I used them both in the creation of this 5″ x 7″ wrap style folio.   The base is made by scoring a 7″ x 18″ piece of 18 pt. Grocery Bag Cardstock into three 5″ panels with a quarter inch spine between.  I chose to work with this because of its strength and ability to stand up to mixed media treatments.

NOTE: If I had it to do over again, I would  have scored 3/4″ spines to allow the folio to close with ease.  This one is as snug as your grandpa’s belt after Thanksgiving dinner.

TIP: You can create your own oversized cardstock by joining two panels of Dina Wakely Media Kraft Cardstock with Scor-Tape.

My tissue paper choice is this Finnabair Art Alchemy Musica paper from Prima.  The spring greens and lilac shades are a perfect color match for the two Stamperia collections.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Process

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Here’s how I wrapped the folio with the tissue.  It’s a pretty simple process.

  • First, open a sheet of the Finnabair tissue and lay it face down on your work surface.
  • Next, cover the face of the folio base with Distress Collage medium.  You will need to work quickly as this medium is fast drying.
  • Now, center the folio base face down over the tissue paper, keeping it as straight as you can. Gently brayer over the paper to seal it to the base.
  • At this point, I folded the tissue paper over the interior of the folio to see how much I should trim away.  I wanted it to completely cover the folio interior without excessive overlap.
  • Next, cut “v” slits in the 4 corners of the tissue paper to make it easier to wrap and fold it over the folio interior.  This is done the same way as you would if you were wrapping a mini album cover with paper.
  • Now, brush the inside of the folio base with a good layer of Distress collage medium, then fold the tissue paper to the inside of the folio.  You will have overlap, and that is fine.  Just keep adding Distress Collage Medium until all the edges are sealed.
  • Finally, use a brayer to gently seal the tissue paper to the folio surface.  Carefully fold along the score lines and then walk away and let everything dry.

TIP: Dry time is essential!  Damp tissue paper tears.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: Rice Paper Overlay

I cut a medallion from some Stamperia Rice Paper that I had in my stash, and layered that over the folio front.  Then I brayered  and spattered small amounts of Distress paint to create a more aged appearance.  Next I applied two coats of clear Gesso.  After this, I applied Distress Oxide Inks through a Stamperia stencil, followed by Distress Opaque Crackle Texture.  The crackle medium picks up color from the Oxide Ink and the end result is so pretty.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Frame and Flowers

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I am loving the new Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frames!  They alter beautifully!

TIP: Use scraps of rice paper to decorate the frame.

To alter the frame, I brushed it with Oxide Inks, spattered with Distress Paints and misted with Mica Spray.   The image is from the Flower Alphabet Collection.  I pulled out some Heartfelt Creations Lilac stamps and dies to make the flowers and leaves.  Vintage lace and buttons from my stash add the perfect finishing touch.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: A Peek Inside

I had such a good time adding flips and pockets and tuck spots to this sweet little lap book.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Here’s a look at the folio fully opened.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I stitched up a rice paper lavender sachet then topped it with these sweet charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It smells heavenly!

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

This altered envelope is the perfect size to hold a teabag.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 12

And what could be sweeter than a little honey stick, chocolate, stitched bookmark and itty bitty silver spoon to go with it?

Tissue Wrapped Folio Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, I prepared a short video tour with tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

Pass the Tissues, Please…Now it’s YOUR turn!

To join in on this challenge, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that uses tissue paper in any of the forms laid out in the challenge description.  Then link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, March 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs! You can find all the rules HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card with Artist Trading Coins for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hello, Friends!  Have you heard about Artist Trading Coins?  I’ve made a trio of them as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card.  What prompted this action?  Well, that would be the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the always fabulous Suzz is our hostess.  Let’s see what she has to say about this trendy challenge.

Challenge Theme: Artist Trading Coins 
The challenge this time is to create an Artist Trading Coin. I am inspired by a new way of capturing a little bit of our art to share with others. You challenge is to create a trading coin which should be a circle shape 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Having never made an Artist Trading Coin before, I thought this could be a fun adventure.  After poking around in my stash for a bit, I decided to have a play with the Stamperia Lilac paper pad, some Stamperia Rice paper, texture paste, stencils and oh, a whole cast of mixed media characters.  This is what I came up with:

Stamperia Lilac Artist Trading Coins From the Beginning

The adventure began with a little die cutting.  Three 2 1/2″ circles were die cut from lightweight white chipboard using a Spellbinder’s Circle Nestabilities Die.  Because I wanted to work with Stamperia Magna Carta handmade paper, I  needed a sturdy base for the coins.  After cutting the first set of 3 circles, I cut a second set, this time from Magna Carta paper.

I adhered the Magna Carta coins over the chipboard coins and proceeded to color them with Distress Oxide Inks.  After attempting to heat emboss the surface with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture (epic fail) I realized I would have to come up with a fix for the mess I’d made. Then I had the idea to top each coin with a sort of doily, so I cut another set of 3 circles from Stamperia Lilac patterned paper using a Spellbinder Triple Tear circle die.  

Then I got involved in the creative process, and forgot to take photos.  But I ended up with the 3 Artist Trading Coins seen in the first photo.

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: Waste Not Want Not

Having been raised by a mother who’s credo in life was “waste not, want not,” I decided to put these coins to work as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card.

This first ATCoin is covered with some Stamperia Rice Paper, a bit of Venise Lace, Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste applied through a Stamperia stencil and a Prima Lavender Butterfly.  I don’t know why this photographed with fuchsia edges, but it did.

I tore lots of paper layers from Stamperia Lilac and layered them up on my 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ ivory card base without matting them.  The Prima Butterflies were dressed up with a Tim Holtz Pen Nib and a little metal clock charm that I purchased at TFJB.

 

I used Antique Linen Distress Paint to alter the TH Word Band.   The Little Birdie Flower (available in AC Moore stores now) was the perfect accent for the pink/purple gingham bow. Now some detail photos:

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Since I still had 2 coins left, I decided to put them to good use inside the card. I’ve used a tiny Paper Fastener to attach one to the pocket I embossed with the Botanic 3-D Texture Fade.  The raised portions of the pocket were brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint then lightly tapped with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.

This lovely journal card is tucked into the pocket on the front of this flap element.

A stitched bookmark and the 3rd ATCoin are hidden behind the flap.

The shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card also holds some sweet surprises.

This collection has a lovely cut apart page with a beautiful envelope element.  I cut this out, wrapped it with ribbon and tucked in a vintage silver spoon and honey stick.

How perfect is this teabag for this project?  I love when that happens!  I can see how these ATC Coins could be a wonderful way to use up little scraps and leftover bits.  They don’t take long to make, and the size means they work well for embellishments.  So, i can definitely see myself making more of these in the future.

Now It’s YOUR Turn

You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic ATC Coin.  You do not need to use it on a project as I did. .  Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog  before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

Did you enjoy learning about these ATC Coins?  Or have you made some yourself? Either way, , I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I’m sharing a  Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center.  I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection.   So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks  and supplies that I used while creating it.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Fancy Fold Folio Kathy by Design

You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.

How to make a Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments.  You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.

How to Make  A Tuck Spot with Prima Spring Farmhouse Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Magnet Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 02

Prima Spring Farmhouse Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.

Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 03

Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.

Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ll add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio for Frilly & Funkie “How Do I Love Thee?” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really neat masculine project to share with you. I created this Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Hosted  by the amazing Sara Emily, the challenge theme is “Let Me Count the Ways”  Before I share my project with you, let’s see what this challenge is all about:

 Challenge Theme: Let Me Count the Ways
Since it’s just a day away from Valentine’s Day, the opening line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem “Let Me Count the Ways” (Sonnet 43) comes to mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” For this theme, I would like to see your vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. This could be three colors, three words, 3 stamps (you get the idea); just be sure to tell us what those three elements are.

And real quick…let me apologize right off the bat!  I have 3 separate postings today. How ironic is that?   This almost never happens, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it.  I’m so sorry for stuffing your inbox today.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Party of Three

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01 Even though I don’t make them very often, I love making masculine cards.  I’ve been wanting to dig into the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman DCE for quite a while.  This fun challenge theme was the perfect excuse.  This is a 5″ x 6 3/4″ card folio with a 1/2″ top fold spine.  Here’s how I used threes on the card front:

  • Paper: 3 layers:  kraft card base, the plaid pattern and the sepia frame.
  • Machine stitching around the outer, middle and inside perimeter of the card frame
  • Three clocks
  • Gears: Two trios of gears

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

TIP: Fussy cut the clock border and leave the inside edge open.  Tuck the chipboard frame and element behind the open edge.  This creates a wonderful feeling of dimension.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

The party continues on the inside of this card.  You’ll find 3’s here:

  • Pockets
  • ATC Tags
  • Paper Dolls
  • Buttons (in the border design)
  • Little Gifts…the first of which is the Ghiradelli Chocolate tucked into the upper pocket

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Clippings Stickers, Quote Chips, and Small Talk Stickers add so much to the folio design.  I just love this dapper gent in his bowler hat!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The side pocket is sized perfectly to hold these 3  Graphic 45 ATC tags.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Turn the flap to find another pocket…with the second  little gift tucked inside.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I dug this Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Square Tag out of my stash, then used the matching Square Tag Die to cover the back side.  This makes the laser cut words pop.  Then I created a little 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card wallet.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Room for a note…and a gift card/cash pocket.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10Clean up the scraps on your table!  This bookmark only took about 5 minutes to make thanks to the 12×12 Sticker Elements that come with the Proper Gentleman DCE.  Turn a border scrap into a tuck spot by adhering just the side of it to the back side of the flip page.  Then tuck the tag in place, and that’s gift #3!

Let Me Count the Ways: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where  you use 3 of something.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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