Birthday cards

Fluffiest Friends Birthday Hugs

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose to use on my project bear, texture, and hugs.

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  • Inside a strip of Flirty Flamingo CS 3/4" x 4-1/4"
  • Garden Green CS leaves cut using the Citrus Blooms dies
  • Flirty Flamingo CS flowers cut with the Lovely & Sweet dies

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Be sure to check out how the rest of the Design Team used the Inspo List.

 

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing how you were inspired by the Inspo List!

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Thoughtful Journey Birthday

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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I wasn't totally true to the sketch.  I did simplify it and stayed mostly true to the spirit of the sketch.

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  • Strip of Thoughtful Journey DSP
  • Image from the Thoughtful Wishes inked in Boho Blue and colored with a Petunia Pop Stampin' Blend.

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Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Stamping Friends made using the sketch,

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CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

 


Attention Shoppers Happy Birthday

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose from the Inspo List  brown, pink,  flowers, and birthday sentiment.

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  • Crumb Cake CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Pretty In Pink CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS 37/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Stamp the shopping bag from Attention Shoppers (debuting May 1 2024-25 Annual Catalog) on Crumb Cake CS and also the tissue portion on 2024-26 In Color DSP
  • Die cut the shopping bag using the coordinating Attention Shoppers dies
  • Fussy cut the tissue out and adhere it over the tissue on the shopping bag
  • Stamp the birthday cake on Basic White CS and die cut with the coordinating dies
  • Color the cake using Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends
  • Stamp the bouquet on Crumb Cake CS and die cut using the coordinating dies
  • Stamp the flowers on Basic White CS and fussy cut
  • Color the flowers with Pretty in Pink Stampin' Blends and adhere it to the flower bouquet
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment (Sweetly Scripted Online Exclusive) on the Basic White CS
  • Adhere the Basic White and Pretty in Pink layers to the Crumb Cake card base
  • Attach the bag, cake, and flowers to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Attach the Pretty in Pink 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems

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  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Pretty in Pink strip from the 2024-26 In Color DSP 3/4" x 4"
  • Stamp the bouquet on Basic White CS
  • Color the bouquet with Pretty in Pink and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

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Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday design team used the Inspo List.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to add your project to the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing how the Inspo list inspired you!

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Magnolia Mood In Black & White

Today the new Online Exclusives are available for purchase!  This release is a big one and it is so so good!  You can check them out HERE.  Today's card uses the Magnolia Mood bundle.   

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When I saw this gorgeous die cut I knew I wanted to make it in black and white.  Simple and striking!   

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Inside a strip of Basic Black card stock and a stamped magnolia from the Magnolia Mood stamp set.

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This card is quick and easy to make.  I am going to make it in different colors.  Wouldn't it be pretty in Night of Navy and white or Starry Sky and white?  The tricky thing about Online Exclusive products is that they can only be found well, online.  They do not appear in any catalog.  They also may sell out and may or may not be re-ordered.  This means if you like something get it or you may miss out.

I have a couple of other samples on the blog using the Magnolia Mood bundle.  You can see them HERE and HERE.

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Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to check out the Online Exclusives!  

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Painted Lavender Birthday

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.  The colors are Moody Mauve, Petal Pink, and Pretty Peacock.

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I wasn't sure of what to do so I started pulling out specialty papers, DSP, ribbon, you get the idea in the challenge colors.  Here is what I came up with.

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I used the Painted Lavender bundle and created the flowers in Moody Mauve (full strength and stamped off once) and the Petal Pink flowers.  The stems were inked in Pretty Peacock.  The sentiment is from the Circle Sayings stamp set and inked in Pretty Peacock ink.  Around the flowers is the new Perennial Postage dies, such a fun edge.   I cut the layer out of the Winter Meadow DSP.  This is a carryover item from the 2023 September-December Mini.  The Pretty Peacock Glimmer paper is from the Three Color Glimmer Pack.

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Inside of the card I stamped another flower and used a strip from the Winter Meadow DSP.  

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The last little touch is a silver Festive Pearl to coordinate with the Silver & White Sheer Ribbon bow. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this color challenge.

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CA Feb2024 Camp

Nature’s Sweetness Stamp Camp

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Nature’s Sweetness Stamp Camp will be held on February 9th and 10th.  To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code AGZYJEVA:

Notes of Nature Bundle $46.75(162640)

Gold Faux Leather Trim $9 (162644)

Adhesive Backed Cork Rounds $6.50 (162643)

Nature's Sweetness Specialty DSP $16.50 (162616) 

If you already own these products simply place an order of $78.75 and use the Host Code AGZYJEVA.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  Both a written and video tutorial will be provided for you for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On February 9 and 10 each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

 


Enduring Beauty Birthday

It is Thursday and I am back with a card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week the challenge is a color challenge, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Pecan Pie.

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I have been wanting to play with the Enduring Beauty bundle, coming in the 2024 January-April Mini Catalog.   This bundle contains a stamp set, dies and masks.  If you like coloring techniques then this bundle is for you.  So many ways to color the image.

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I stamped the image in Pecan Pie ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the masks, Blending Brushes, and ink pads to color the flowers and leaves.  To get the different intensity of color, on the first application of Cherry Cobbler ink I brushed off some of the color before applying it to the mask.  When I colored the shading I brushed off less ink to get a darker color.  I did the same thing on the leaves with Old Olive ink.  The sentiment is from the Darling Details stamp set and was inked in Pecan Pie.  The fun embellishments are from the Opaque Faceted Gems, a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with a $50 order (US).  The gems come in 2 sizes and 3 colors-Calypso Coral, Pecan Pie and Pool Party.  In total there are 150 adhesive backed gems.  Love this Sale-A-Bration choice.

The image is layered on Pecan Pie cardstock cut using the Perennial Postage dies.  Behind the Pecan Pie layer is a Very Vanilla cardstock layer that has been embossed using the Layered Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  This folder is gorgeous and embosses beautifully.   The card base is  4-1/4" x 11" Pecan Pie card stock.

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Here you can see the embossed design of the Layered Florals a little better.   I did pop up the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.   I am so happy to have some large florals to play with!  

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Inside i added another floral just to finish it off.  Isn't it so cool that there is shading on the flower, all courtesy of the Enduring Beauty Masks.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Enduring Beauty bundle in the 2024 January-April Mini Catalog!

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Birthdays!

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  This month we are focusing on Birthdays.

Every month we create a tutorial bundle. The tutorial bundle is available as a gift with a qualifying purchase or can also be purchased.   We also have a stamp camp 3 times a year.  The next camp will be on February 9th and 10th 2024 and feature the Notes of Nature bundle (coming soon in the 2024 January-April Mini Catalog)

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I have a little sneak peek of products that are coming in the 2024 January-April Mini and  Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  

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The beautiful roses are from a set/bundle called Stippled Roses.  I am so happy that there are large floral images in the new mini catalog.   I do love flowers and having a large image allows for lots of fun exploring different coloring ideas.  On this card I used Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.   The images are detailed so they also look beautiful without any additional coloring.   Around the flowers I also added a few leaves in Granny Apple Green cut using the coordinating Stippled Roses dies.  Tucked behind some of the greenery is some Silver Twine and some Silver & White Sheer Ribbon.  

The roses are mounted on Basic Black CS that was cut using the Everyday Details Dies.  This is another new set of dies coming in the Mini Catalog.  There are 11 dies in the set and I think they are going to be another go-to set of dies.  Love the little dots around the edges.

The black and white DSP is a Sale-A-Bration choice (during Sale-A-Bration/Jan-Feb)  when you place a qualifying order you can choose a free gift).  It is called Softly Stippled and it coordinates with the Stippled Roses bundle.  There is  even more coordination between the Jan-April Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  This DSP is also versatile enough that it can be used with other stamp sets as well.  The new mini and SAB both go live on Janaury 4th!.

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Inside there is a spot to place a gift card.  The card base is 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 2-1/4", 5-1/2".  A half circle was punched out to make it easier to access the card.  Both of the sentiments are from the Circle Sayings stamp set.  Next to the Happy Birthday sentiment is an Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gem.

Be sure to check out all the ideas on the hop!  If you are interested in even more birthday card ideas we have tutorial full of birthday ideas.  This is the card I made for the tutorial.  You can receive the tutorial when you shop with me HERE or you can purchase it for $15.

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Thanks for stopping by and have fun visiting all the stops on the hop!

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...Dynamic Duo

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop together on the 14th of every month.  This month our theme is Dynamic Duos.   We are to use 2 colors and Basic White for our card.  

Can you guess what colors I chose to use?  If you guessed black, red, and white, you would be correct.

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This card looks like it was partially die cut but in reality it is a cheater partial die cut card.  The Real Red ribbon hides the fact that it isn't a true partial die cut card.

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  • The Basic Black CS is cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and splattered with White Craft ink that has been watered down.  
  • Die cut the daisies using the Cheerful Daisies die.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Cheerful Daisies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on  Basic White CS 2-3/4" x 4".
  • Emboss the Basic White CS with the Basics 3D Embossing folder (Online Exclusive).

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  • Adhere the daisy die to the Basic Black CS.
  • Adhere the Basic White CS over the daisy die cut.
  • Tie the Real Red ribbon over the seam and tie a bow.
  • Adhere to the Thick Basic White CS card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".

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On the inside of the card I added another strip of Basic Black CS embossed using the 3D Embossing folder and another die cut flower.  

I have also made this card using the partial die cutting technique.  It isn't very difficult to do but that is a project for another day.  Now it is time for you to check out the other stops on the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!

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ICS Blog Hop...the New Core Colors!

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Welcome to the Inspire Create  Share Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators and we hop together on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  We have a monthly theme for the hop and this month it is the new Core Colors.  Every few years Stampin' Up! does a Color Refresh and this is the year.  There were 4 new colors introduced: Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon and Pecan Pie.   Fresh Freesia was an In Color that stayed in the Color Collection and these previous in-colors were brought back: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock.  I love the new colors and am having fun learning new color combinations.  

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Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lolly, oh my!   When I saw the Blueberry Bushel gingham in the Glorious Gingham DSP pack it made me think of a summer dress and I knew it needed some eyelet...enter the Darling Details dies.  I used the Darling Details dies for the trim on either side of the gingham.  What could be more summery than daisies?  I used the Cheerful Daisies dies and cut out the large die (with 3 daisies) two times.  The daisies were cut apart  and the centers colored with Lemon Lolly ink.  The sentiment is from the Cheerful Daisies set stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out using the label die in the Cheerful Daisies dies.  The finishing touch were a few Lemon Lolly Adhesive Backed Solid Gems.

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Inside of the card is another strip of Blueberry Bushel Glorious Gingham DSP and one of the remaining daisies.  There is one more daisy roaming around my desk that will be used on another card.

Now it is time for you to check out what the talented Debbi Green has made with the new Core Colors!

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

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Email me if you want to come to the either or both classes.  The morning and afternoon classes are different.  The morning focuses on the Glorious Gingham DSP pack and the afternoon on the Delightfully Eclectic DSP.  All you will need to bring is your adhesives and scissors!

 


Fresh As A Daisy DSP Birthday

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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When I saw this combination I thought about the Fresh As A Daisy DSP (part of the DSP sale-15% off)  There is one pattern that features these colors prominently and another that would also work for this challenge.

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This bouquet of daisies can be found on the sheet that has multiple images almost like a quilt.  Are you now wondering where is the Bubble Bath and the Moody Mauve?

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Voila!  Here is the image with the flowers colored with Moody Mauve and Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends.  It was a quick and easy change and perfect for the challenge.

  • Card base- 4-1/4" x 11" Bubble Bath CS scored at 5-1/2"
  • Layer- Early Espresso CS 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • DSP 3-3/4" x 5"

I also added a Basic White CS label cut using the Cheerful Daisies die.  The sentiment is from the Cheerful Daisies stamp set and inked in Moody Mauve ink. The Bubble Bath ribbon is from the 3/8" Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack.  These are one of my favorite ribbons.  They tie so easily, make the best bows, and that little bit of silver makes it so lovely.  I would be very happy if they came in every color or at the very least a lot more colors.  The Moody Mauve Dots are the 2023-25 In Color Dots.  

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Inside I added a strip of the DSP in Wild Wheat. The flower stamped was in Bubble Bath ink on Bubble Bath CS and the center in Early Espresso ink.  I think it is always nice to have a little something on the inside of my cards. 

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge,

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Cheerful Daisies Brightest Birthdays

Yes, this week is the Fresh As a Daisy week!  Love this suite of products.  I cannot remember when I have made as many cards from a suite before and I am still continuing to make more projects.  I think I will have to have highlight this suite again in another month.

One of the reasons I am sharing this suite now is I want to be sure you know about the Creativity Abounds Fresh As a Daisy stamp camp.  The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Fresh As a Daisy Stamp Camp will be held on July 7th and 8th.  To register all you need to do is purchase the Fresh as a Daisy Suite (161301) and the 2023-25 In Color Jute Trim (161637) and use the Host Code 7W94CTHJ.  If you already own the Suite and the 2023-25 In Color Jute Trim, simply order $81.50 worth of products from my online store and use the Host Code 7W94CTHJ. It is important to use the Host Code, it lets me know you want to participate in the stamp camp.  

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own DSP, stamps, dies and embellishments.   Both a written and video tutorial will be provided for you for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On July 7th & 8th each design team member will present another project using the Fresh As a Daisy Suite.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

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This project uses the Cheerful Daisies bundle and the Fresh As a Daisy DSP.  The card base is Garden Green CS, 5-1/2" x  8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  The pretty daisies are on a Lemon Lolly Scalloped Contours die which was also embossed using the 3D Basics Embossing folders (Online Exclusive).  The centers of the daisies were colored with a sponge dauber and Lemon Lolly ink.  Love that Lemon Lolly color, it is the yellow we needed.   The leaves were colored in Garden Green ink also using a sponge dauber.  The DSP strip is  1-1/2" x 4" .   Remember to wrap the white Baker's twine around the Basic White layer before adhering it to the Garden Green card base.   The sentiment is from the Cheerful Daisies stamp set inked in Garden Green ink.  A few silver pearls from the Festive Pearls was added for some shine.

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Inside I added a leftover strip of DSP.  It wasn't long enough to along the bottom so I added it along the side.  I had a leftover flower made using the Paper Florist dies so I added it to decorate the inside of the card.  

I hope you will join me and the rest of the Creativity Abounds team for the Fresh As a Daisy stamp camp!  It is going to be a fun and creative time!

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