She Believed She Could So She Did with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you and I am super excited to be guest-designing for the Hedgehog Hollow. For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box.

 

To start, I stamped my image on Bristol smooth white card stock with versa mark ink. I sprinkled this with some gold embossing powder by Wow and heat-set with my heating tool.

 

I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush pens (colors Blue Topaz and Soft Jade) to color my image. Since this stamp set didn’t come with a coordinating die, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the image.

 

On another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress ink to create my clouds. I die-cut two branches from a die that I have in my stash so that the peacock has something to perch on. I adhered the first branch onto my colored background with liquid adhesive. To add more dimension, I foam-mounted the other brach onto my card and also added foam adhesive to the peacock.

 

I die-cut some leaves using an older Lawn Fawn die-set and adhered them with foam adhesive.

 

Since this card is mostly blues and greens, I decided to adhere some flower sprinkles onto my card for added texture and color. I also added the scallop frame from an older Lawn Fawn die set to ground my images.

 

To finish my design, I stamped my sentiment using my Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye ink in Lagoon and added some crystal jewels all over my background. Here’s my card:

 

 

I really love the simplicity of this card. I think the stamp sets that are included in the September box are so pretty, you can use it for any occasion. I can’t wait to create more cards using the stamp sets. Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

 

 

I also have a video tutorial for you below in case you’re interested.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77. I will be back in a few days for more projects and inspiration. Happy stamping!

The Rabbit Hole Designs June Release- Day 3 – Pretty In Peony

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Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our June release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Pretty In Peony stamp set.   We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.

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Here’s is my first card:

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color the images in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using Brother Scan N Cut 2
  • smoosh distress oxide inks onto an acrylic block and spray with water. Use watercolor brush to add color to the background. Let it dry.
  • smoosh aged mahogany distress oxide ink onto an acrylic block again and add water.  Use watercolor brush to add splatters on the background. Dab it with paper towel.
  • adhere this piece on card base.
  • use die from my stash to die-cut the distress edge panel. add foam adhesive and adhere to the colored background.
  • adhere the stamped images on the card.
  • finish the design by adding sparkling clear jewels and use white gel pen to add more dot details to the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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Purchase this stamp set here: Pretty in Peony

Here’s another simple card that I made using the stamp set:

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This is pretty much self-explanatory and super easy to make.  Not sure if I love this design but I used Fog ink to add the “watermark look” on the other side.

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GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 3 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Pretty in Peony to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST May 30, 2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog May 31, 2019.
Here’s the order of the hop:

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4 – Walking Woofs

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I am so IN-LOVE with this stamp set.  I am a dog/pet lover and when I saw this set, my heart just melted!   If hubby and I only have about about 5 acres of land, we will definitely own a dozen of dogs, 4 cats, a couple of chickens, a pigmy Llama, some guinea pigs and a Cockatoo.  Haha!   You can never have too much happy, indeed!

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
  • use my “handmade stencil” die-cut from the Sky Borders die to add the sky with some make-up brushes and light blue ink.

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  • use another stencil from my stash to add the grass with some Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with some black ink.
  • color some card stock using the Spectrum Noir Orange Blend TriBlend markers and die-cut the word Happy from the die-set.
  • adhere this piece on the card with some liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding some red hearts.

Here’s a closer look:

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I don’t usually make one-layer cards but this image is so BEAUTIFUL I didn’t think it needed anything more!

Would you like to win the “Walking Woofs” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Farm-themed Cards with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Have you seen last week’s April release?  What was your favorite?  I am back today to share with you two farm-themed cards, showcasing the Oink stamp set and coordinating dies with the Moo stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

Here’s my first card:

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I inked up a Bristol smooth white card stock with some Broken China distress oxide inks to create the sky.  I die-cut the rest of the images that I needed and assembled the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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I absolutely ADORE these little piggies.  I don’t know about you but I think pigs are extremely cute.  A crafty friend of mine has a pet pig and that pig is so smart it makes me want to have one as a pet.

 

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For my second project, I did all those steps that I mentioned above.  However for my grass hill and trees, I inked up my Neenah solar white card stock with some freshly cut grass ink using some make-up brushes.  I really love how it turned out.

 

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For my background, I inked up the background with Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks.  I also used the aged mahogany distress oxide inks to add the colorful speckles.  To create my clouds, I used the Cloudy Sky stencil by Newton’s Nook with some Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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The sentiment was stamped using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink and “note to self”, next time wait for it to dry before adhering it to the card base.   I smudged the sentiment a little.  I didn’t want all of my efforts to be wasted so I am keeping the card as it is.  To finish the design, I used my Sakura white gel pen to add some dots and lines to the trees to give it a little dimension.  I do LOVE how both cards turned out (with the exception of my little boo-boo!).

 

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I hope you like my cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you are interested.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4 – Newton’s Birdhouse with Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day Mini Stamp Sets

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day minis tamp sets.  Here’s what they look like:

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Here’s my first card with the Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set:

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp and color the image with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • cut an A2 size of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up the background with different distress oxide inks.
  • die-cut the picket fence with some white card stock.  Cut the picket fence to create two small ones.
  • ink up another piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock using mowed lawn distress oxide inks.
  • use the grass border die to die-cut this piece.
  • use a stitched die to create the flying pattern for the bird.
  • use the little dots from the Tranquil Tides stamp set to stamp onto the background.
  • assembled the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my design by adding some white dots on the birdhouse using my Sakura white gel pen.

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For my second project, I created a one-layer card using the Mother’s Day mini stamp set and some images from the Cottage Garden stamp set, with some pastel-color inks.

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I added glossy accents to the flower to give it a little shine and dimension.  I love creating backgrounds using small stamp sets.

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For my third project, I created another one-layer card using the Father’s Day stamp set and some images from the Tranquil Tides stamp set.

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I really think the images on the Tranquil Tides stamp set went perfectly well with the Father’s Day mini stamp.  I finished my design by adhering starfishes with some foam adhesive and adding glossy accents to the card.

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That is all for this week!  I hope you guys LOVE the projects that we’ve made for you using the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Cas-ual Fridays Stamps March Release – Day 7 – Tin Roof Cover Die

It is the last day of the March release by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and today, we are showcasing the Tin Roof Cover die.   The good news is you don’t have to wait!  The March release is now available at the shop.

 

For my card below,  I am showcasing the Tin Roof Cover die with the Somebunny stamp set and the Bunny Fri-Dies.

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CARD RECIPE:

  • I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and use the die to die-cut the image.
  • I used crystal glaze to add some shine to the balloon.  I set this aside to dry.
  • I used the Tin Roof Cover die to die-cut two pieces with some white card stock.  I adhered them together with liquid glue.  I adhered this piece on some A2-size side-fold card base.
  • I used another die from my stash to die-cut a white frame and adhered this on my card with some foam adhesive.
  • I adhered my little bunny with some foam adhesive.
  • I stamped my sentiment on some black card stock with some versafine ink and heat-embossed this with some white embossing powder and my heating tool.
  • I finished my design my adhering the sentiment on my card and used some white Nuvo crystal drops.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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I think the Somebunny stamp set is one of my all-time favorite sets from CAS-ual Fridays.  I use this stamp set all the time.  Here’s another look:

 

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At the end of the week, Michele will choose 2 winners using random.org – one lucky duck will win a Huggable Critters set and the other lucky duck will win all 5 of our new stencils!

 

I hope you like my project today.   The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy crafting!

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4 – Garden Mice

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies. I think this is my favorite!  Here’s what they look like:

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For my card below, I also used the Bokeh stencil set.  This card is really simple but I LOVE how this one turned out.

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp and color the image with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • cover a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some painter’s tape.  (This card stock measured 3 1/4 x 5 1/2).
  • use the Bokeh Stencil Set to ink up the card stock.  I used Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink with my mini-ink blending tool.
  • use some stitched and arrow border dies to create the impression on the colored background.
  • adhere this piece on some A2 size side-folding card base.
  • adhere some black and white patterned paper on the side.
  • adhere the mouse on the card using some foam adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my design by adding some white dots using my Sakura white gel pen.  Here’s one last look:

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That is all for this week!  I hope you guys LOVE the projects that we’ve made for you using the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4 – Spring Pile Up & Puppy Pals

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the February reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing TWO mini stamp sets with its coordinating dies:

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SPRING PILE UP STAMP SET & DIES
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PUPPY PALS STAMP SET & DIES

Here’s how I made my first card:

  • stamp and color the images with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • use inkadinkado masking paper to mask off part of the card stock.
  • use the handmade clouds stencil made from the clouds border die and ink up the background.
  • stamp the sentiment on the colored background and adhere the image on on top.
  • cut the colored card stock and adhere on the card base.  Also adhere a rainbow patterned paper at the bottom of the card base. Finish this piece with some black strip card stock.

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I felt that the left side of the card was missing something so I added the pastel stars from Kat Scrappiness to adorn the card.  I think it turned out great.  Here’s a closer look:

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This card is really clean and simple but I like it a lot.  Here’s another look:

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Here’s how I made my second project:

  • stamp and color the image on some smooth white card stock. die-cut the image using the coordinating die.
  • use the paw prints and ribbon images from the Terrific Terriers stamp set and stamp them using versamark ink on bristol smooth card stock.
  • sprinkle white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • ink up this bristol smooth card stock with distress oxide inks.
  • wipe the embossed images with paper towel to make them white again.
  • die-cut the rest of the card stock to assemble the card.

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This image is sooooo cute!  I also LOVE that the coordinating die, die-cuts the middle space between the two dogs!  It’s a definite must-have for sure.  You can use this stamp set for any occasion and the possibilities are endless.  Here’s a closer look of the puppies:

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Aren’t they adorable?  I also love the rainbow colored background and it really made them stand out.

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That is all for this week!  I hope you guys LOVE the projects that we’ve made for you using the new stamps, dies and stencils.

Would you like to win the “Spring Pile Up” or the “Puppy Pals” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Kat Scrappiness January Release – Day 2

Hello my crafty peeps!  It is day 2 of the January release by Kat Scrappiness and the design team is showcasing the new “I Love You” shadow dies.   We also have a giveaway every day during release week.  We are picking one winner for each release day so a total of three winners!  Please head on over the the Kat Scrappiness blog post to leave a comment.  Here’s the link:  http://katscrappinessblog.com/january-release-day-2-i-love-you-shadow-dies/

I started out by stamping the images on some 110 lb card stock.  I used the stamp set from Altenew called Watercolor dots.  I embossed this piece using a hearts embossing folder that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I also die-cut two tags using the Stitched Scalloped Nesting dies.

I die-cut the word “love” from the new I Love You shadow dies on pink, and die-cut the shadow with some vellum.  I used my hearts embossing folder to emboss the white tag and adhered this piece on the black tag to layer it.  I adhered the “love” sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment on black card stock with versamark and heat-set this with my heating tool.

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To finish my design, I die-cut the bow from my stash and adhered the red heart from the heart sprinkles embellishment mix.   Here’s a closer look:

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I really love how this card turned out.  Even though the background is busy, the design kind of worked, don’t you think?

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I hope you like my project today.  Don’t forget to check out the blog post on Kat Scrappiness to leave a comment.  Tomorrow is the last day so head on over there!  I hope you guys win.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

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