216 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

04/03/2020

Fri 03

Elegant Tri Fold Card with Rinea Foil
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I know we're all going through this tough time together.   I'm trying to make the most of it - enjoying a sweet escape while I craft.  I hope you are all safe and healthy and trying to find the rainbow too.  Unemployment and shelter in place are forcing us to stay home, but I'm grateful that we are together.    Better days are coming! 

Rinea copyThis month Poppystamps is teaming up with Rinea to show you how great our products work together.  Rinea makes beautiful foil for all your craft projects.  The foil is really unique because the foil is on BOTH sides of the card stock base.  This means that you'll find a different color or textured pattern on either side of the foil sheet.  Additionally this gives it the ability to hold it's shape making it perfect for dimensional flowers.

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I'm usually a CAS gal, but today I'm channeling my inner Pam Simpson - aiming for elegance the way only Pam can! 
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My card starts with the new Oval Fold Frame.  I cut two from light pink card stock, folded them and adhered them to an A2 panel in the same color card stock.  If you fold across the oval both the inside and outside of the fold have a clean smooth finish.  The 1/4" flap on the border is adhered to your card base panel. 
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I stamped a sentiment from Friendship and Kindness on an oval that was cut from the Oval Fold Frame. 
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I embellished the side panels with the Tall Curve Background cut from a slightly darker shade of pink, and the Picket Tall Curve Border cut from Rinea Gold Foil.
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Before I adhered the left side panel I attached the cut oval insert to the die cut with washi.  When I folded the flap it covered some of the tape I used to adhere the oval to the frame.  To give a clean look I cut a second oval to cover the tape on the oval that was exposed.
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I cut some Delicate Poinsettias from the foil  - I think they make beautiful flowers all year round.  I wanted to demonstrate how the foil holds it's shape.  I used a McGill Paper Blossoms tool to shape the petals.  You can wrap the foil around the tool and create curves, and use the ball stylus to make a "well" in the flower centers.
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I hope you'll give Rinea foil a try! It's really like no other foil I've ever used and really wonderful for 3D projects.
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Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

 

04/01/2020

Wed 01

PSC#67 - Puddle Jumping

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #66 Floral Fantasy is Amanda Wilcox!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is  Marcia Harper.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

04-20 copyPSC#67 Puddle Jumping - April Showers bring May Flowers!  Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness hasn't danced in the rain.  Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's about learning to find the beauty in all things.   There has to be a rainbow somewhere behind the storm clouds!  As most of us are confined to our homes at the moment, it's about reconnecting with loved ones and making the most of our time together.  It's time to dig out the board games and family movie classics, have more family nights and appreciate the good things that  we have. 

This month we're puddle jumping.. pulling out the boots and umbrellas, watching the flowers begin to sprout from the ground and laughing at the ducks making the most of the smallest pool of water.   Want to make a splash?  pull out the watercolors!   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

03/20/2020

Fri 20

Blog Blitz Begins - Butterfly Symphony
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hello friends!   It's my favorite time!  New release time!  We're so excited about our new Spring Release that we're celebrating with a blog blitz!  What's a blog blitz?  It's a time we set aside to show you projects made with the new release and give you a chance to win some for yourself!   Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Butterfly Symphony die. 

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This beautiful die features a die cut swirl of pretty butterflies in different sizes! It's the perfect size for an A2 card. 

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I started by die cutting the Butterfly Symphony from a white card stock panel.  Next I inked the die cut ribbon swirl with ombre yellow/orange Copic Markers.   I used Y15, Y17 and YR04.

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To completely ink up to the edges you can slide a piece of scrap paper between the die cut lines. I recommend something heavier than a sticky note, but wanted to use a colored slip of paper so you could see how it slides between the die cuts easily. 

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To assemble the card I trimmed a dark aqua piece of card stock slightly smaller than my card base.  I die cut the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame from a light aqua and adhered it to the card base.  I trimmed a piece of gold glitter paper to fit inside the die cut frame opening.   Next I cut the Butterfly Symphony Panel with the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame so it fits perfectly over the opening. 
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Finally I die cut the butterflies in ombre shades of aqua card stock.  I chose aqua because I wanted it to contrast with the yellow/orange colored ribbon.   
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I applied adhesive only to the center of the butterflies and bent them so you can see the gold glitter card stock underneath.  What a fun surprise! 
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The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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03/19/2020

Thu 19

Honeycomb Birthday Cake
by Jeanne Jachna

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Did you know the most popular card people send is a birthday card?   They come in all shapes and sizes and always bring a smile to recipients! :P
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I've told you this before.. I love to play card challenges that I find on line!  It's always fun to see the different ways people interpret the sketch or photo.  I'm playing along with the new Fusion Card Challenge that begins today.   It's a great way to find inspiration and to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone.   Here's a peek in case you want to play along too! 
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I was immediately drawn to the clean cake, the honeycomb pattern and Swoon!  The GOLD!   But how to turn this into a card? 
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There is lots of white in the inspiration photo so I started by cutting the Honeycomb Curve from a piece of white card stock.  I inked a smaller panel with ombre shades of distress ink to fit behind the open die cut panel.
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I cut the Frosted Cake die from white card stock.  I set the cake pieces aside and used a cosmetic brush to apply ink to the frosting.
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I assembled the cake and adhered it to the assembled card base.  I adhered the top layer of the cake with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension.
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The finishing touch is the GOLD!  I cut the Musical Happy Birthday from gold foil and gold glitter paper.  I stacked the two for lots of sparkle and shine.  Why the Musical Happy Birthday?  Because if it's your birthday, and I'm calling you, I'll be singing! 
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Yum right?   I challenged myself to use colors and die cuts that I wouldn't normally use together and WOW!  I'm delighted with the end result!  What will you make today?
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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02/29/2020

Sat 29

Adriana Pop Up Easel Set
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I have something fabulous to share with you today!  There's more new releases in the store!  If you love a fussy interactive card made simple then you are going to flip for the new Adriana Pop Up Easel Set! 
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This one looks fussy but is SO EASY to put together!  You simply die cut the base and cover and adhere them together.  

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Let me give you some details and show close ups of how I embellished mine. 
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I alternated pink and white throughout the design.  The foliage plate comes with the set.  I cut it from white card stock.  To keep the pattern repeating in the center of the design I cut Stitched Ovals from Memory Box Open Studio in pink and white.   I topped the oval with the leafy plate cut twice from white and gold card stock, and then added a layered Delicate Poinsettia in the center.

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You'll find plenty of room for a sentiment on the inside of the card.  I stamped one from the Blooming Greetings Clear Stamp set to create a special birthday card.

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A scatter of tiny Stitched Fluttering Butterflies add the finishing touch to this pretty card.

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So elegant right?  And it really was simple - all I added to the Adriana Pop Up Easel Set was a stamped sentiment and a focal point for the front center of the card.

You can see all the newly release Spring products in the store here

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02/21/2020

Fri 21

With Love From Me To You
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day and the sun is shining wherever you are!  It's been cold here in the Midwest and I'm looking forward to the weekend.  It's supposed to be warmer then, and I'm looking forward to getting out with Miss Moriko.  It's been too cold to walk, so I've been taking her for drives in the car.  We probably look crazy because I've got the heat on high, and she's hanging out the window! 

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I think the latest Valentine's release is too pretty for once a year and plan to use the dies all year round.  I mean.. who ever gets tired of hearing that they are loved?  Not me! 

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This card starts with the die cut Banded Hearts adhered to a white card stock base.   Next I cut the die with colorful card stock scraps.   All the hearts are the same size so you don't have to worry about fitting the right heart in the right opening.   I adhered the hearts in a random order.    When I was done I stacked on a second Banded Hearts die cut from white card stock to add some depth to the panel.

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I just love the rainbow of color!  It's like candy for the eyes!
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I wrapped gold twine around my fingers to create rings and then adhered the assembled Love Outline over the twine.   I applied adhesive foam twine  behind the Love Outline die for more dimension and drama. The sentiment is from the new Birch Press Design "You Are Awesome" stamp set.  It's got lots of sentiments that would work well with word dies. 

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Hugs and love to you sweet friends!  

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 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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01/16/2020

Thu 16

Graceful Heart Frame Inlay
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm absolutely loving the Poppystamps new Valentine's release.  I sure hope you are too!  Our blog blitz is over but there's still time to enter to win some of the new dies for yourself.  You have until January 19 to go back and leave a comment on all the posts you wish to enter.  If you're a fan of instagram we have giveaways there too.  On Instagram you can tag a friend and if chosen you BOTH win the new die.  
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Craft dies are hands down my favorite craft item.  I love the clean crisp lines, and every time I cut one it's just magic to me! 
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I cut the Graceful Heart Frame die from white card stock and used up lots of colorful card stock scraps to fill in the die cut openings.   If you look close you'll see I tried to soften the color for an ombre effect like you see with ink blending.  The turquoise at the bottom of the card is much darker than the inlay cuts at the top in soft aqua. I added a few different shades of green card stock for the foliage too. 
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The Love Flourish craft die fits perfectly inside the heart die cut opening for a simple sentiment.   I think it would be fun to add a photograph in the opening for an anniversary card.  The stamped sentiment is from the Valentine Fairies stamp set.  The simple type font contrasts well with the fanciful Love Flourish.

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This would also be a great card for our monthly challenge "From the Heart".  Link up your designs for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!   Hugs!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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01/03/2020

Fri 03

2020 Valentine's Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  We've got more new release products to share with you and to celebrate we're having a blog blitz.  This is a time we set aside to show you projects made with the new release and give you a chance to win some for yourself!  You can see the entire new Valentine's release here.   Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Wild At Heart Border die. 

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Color blocking is my favorite technique when using die cuts.  It always results in clean graphic designs that let the die cuts take center stage. 

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Color blocking is simple.. you simply take strips of colorful card stock and adhere them to your card base OR together on their reverse side.  I like to  tape the strips together so I can cut off the edges to give a cleaner look and make any size panel I like.   

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 I adhered my completed panel to my card stock base leaving a thin border of  the card base exposed.   I cut the Wild At Heart Border die cut from white card and adhered it over the color block panel.

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The Hugs and Kisses sentiment is from the new Valentine's Fun clear stamp set.  It's got lots of great sentiments embellished with hearts, flourishes and brackets to make a big impression! 

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Now the part you've been waiting for... the prize!! 
  

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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11/17/2019

Sun 17

Happy Fall Y'all!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a fall card!  I just love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler temperatures and watching the change of season in my area.  I'm like a little kid stomping on crunchy leaves and picking up all my favorites I find while I'm walking the dog. 

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My card starts with the Leafy Background die.  I cut if from white card stock, poked out all the little leaves and then inked it with distress ink.  Next I splattered it with water and set it aside to dry.  I cut the panel a second time and left all the die cut leaves in place before inking it in shades of yellow and orange.  The two panels are adhered over each other and adhered to a 4.5" square card base. 

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I added a small Double Stitch Circle Frame to the center of the design for a focal point and a Pointed Square Frame to the outer edge to give a finished look to the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set and adhered it over the circle with adhesive foam tape.  This makes it easy to tuck colorful Stitched Oak Trio leaves underneath. 

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A few Whittle Squirrels add a whimsical look to the design.   It's fun to watch them running around with their own treasures to buy and save for a later day. 

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I hope you have a great day filled with simple pleasures!

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11/06/2019

Wed 06

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I want to remind you to play along with our November challenge - Fall Frolic!   We're looking for all things Fall - and the first thing that comes to mind for me is colorful leaves.  Whenever I'm  on a walk with Moriko (my fur baby) I pick up little treasures I find.    Sometimes I find a feather or a shiny rock... once I actually found a turtle that seemed lost.. but this time of year you'll find acorns and pretty leaves in my pocket.
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I'm inspired by what I see - and while I haven't found any purple, pink or blue leaves on my adventures, I think I would like to! I like to use unexpected colors to add a playful look to my designs. 
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When you link up a project to our challenge your automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery.  We're also a super sponsor of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop.  If you add a coffee element to your design you can link it to their challenge and ours so you have twice the chance of winning.    They have LOTS of sponsors!   You have to hurry though because their linky closes on November 8.   You can get all the details here!

The Poppystamps challenge on this blog starts on the first of every month and this time our linky closes on November 28.
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I started my card by cutting the Leafy Ornament Frame from red card stock.  I replaced the side and center panels with yellow/orange card stock pieces.  They're all adhered flat onto a 4.5" square card base.     

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Next I added the Classic Coffee Cup to the center of the frame with adhesive foam tape.  The raised mug makes it easy to tuck colorful leaves and berries underneath.  To get lots of contrast I chose leaf colors different than the background (die cut frame) colors.   A Simple Hello die cut sentiment fits perfectly in the bottom corner of the frame. 
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What's better than a nice warm cuppa your favorite to warm you when you get home from a long walk on a crisp fall day?   It's the simple things that make life great! 
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