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4.26.2011

the twinery and the {stamps} of life blog hop

4.26.2011  at 6:00 AM









Are you ready for some fun?
The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

About The Twinery:
Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. 
For creative ideas & more...visit OUR BLOG!







We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!









My first project shares a simple, but thoughtful, way to use the awesome monogram2build set from Stamps of Life. I began by removing several pages from a recycled book and tearing them into strips, th






en took my handy dandy glue stick and glued my strips end to end. After wrapping the long book page strip around my Dollar Tree vase, I strung my stamped sentiment {which had been punched} so that I could add my Pink Sorbet and Peapod baker's twine around the vase several times before tying it off with a cute bow. The wildflower bouquet is courtesy of my youngest daughter, Victoria.




















Using the very same wrapping technique with The Twinery baker's twine that I used on my vase project, this time in Maraschino, I chose a different sentiment and framing option from the monogram2build set from Stamps of Life. 


















I often need to send a note to school with my children and am always scrambling for something appropriate. Search no more...pull out your heavier cardstock and get to stamping. I trimmed my cardstock in no time at all, and stamped in even less time to end up with a simple but effective way to always be prepared.













I placed them in this hinged tin, in case you wanted a quick Teacher Appreciation gift idea, and punched the extra sentiment I had stamped to use as an embellishment. 

hinged metal tins can be found here

The true test of a gift, for me, is when it turns out so cute I want to keep it for myself. Yep, I want to keep this one, but lucky for me, I have more hinged tins and even more adorable stamp options to create with. And doesn't that baker's twine from The Twinery add the perfect touch, without being too fussy?

Here's a close up of the stamp set I was so lucky to be able to use today. 


I am not an extraordinary stamper, especially with acrylic stamps, so when I say that I strongly urge you to purchase at least one set of Stamps of Life stamps, SOON, that says a lot. They give such a clear, solid impression...not like the acrylic stamps I have used in the past. My, oh, my, these are wonderful.

PRIZE INFORMATION:

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:


Two winners will win 2 stamp sets of winners choice valued at $12.95. 
(total retail value: $26.90 per prize) from The {Stamps} of Life.


and
Two winners will win Colorful Bunch Sampler Packs ($20 value!) from The Twinery!!!








The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery blogs on Tuesday, May 3rd.


The Hop List:
                                                                         Monika Wright ----> you are here
Sheri Twing


Have fun hopping and be sure to leave comments on each blog you visit for extra chances to win one of four amazing prizes!










NOTE: A big thank you to my The Twinery teammate, Tifany, as she expertly guided me through techniques and tips in the world of stamping. Please go check out her blog, which is inspiring and full of eye candy, and tell her Monika sent you.

142 comments:

  1. The projects are so simple and pretty!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  2. Sweet Projects Monika.......i love that set! Have a great day

    Vicki

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  3. Very nice! I love that stamp set - thanks !

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  4. Such sweet & simple projects. You really show us how there IS time to add a creative touch to a gift or project even when you are short on time, as well as how well the Stamps of Life images from this set coordinate with twine. Thanks for the eye candy! :)

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  5. Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a great idea for the vase! Love the note card project too :)

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  7. What a great gift idea! I know a couple of teachers that would love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love the centerpiece idea Monika! So simple but eyecatching :)

    Ivona@SugarsticskParties

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  9. Simple + beautiful = Perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. simply beautiful...thanks

    Tina
    ricktina09@yahoo.com

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  11. How pretty!!! Great idea for the set, too!

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  12. Fabulous uses for the twine, great ideas. Tracy x

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  13. Love the little tin as a card set holder. That IS cute and would make some clean and simple but VERY cute gift sets! YUM!

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  14. I always love everything you create, Monika!! Such a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop with us too!! :)

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  15. beautiful qift idea. Thanks for the blog hop

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  16. Two great ideas! Love those stamps too, Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is a great set and I love how you've packaged it up...

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  18. wow love both projects...and the note cards would make a great gift for the teachers too...not just to send notes to them on

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  19. Fantastic ideas! The vase is really lovely. Thanks so much!

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  20. Your projects are great, will have to use the vase idea--LOVE it!

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  21. Beautiful ideas using the twine/stamps! I really love the vase - very pretty!

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  22. What an adorable little gift this would make!

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  23. Monika, I love your projects! Such a great use of the stamps and twine! Adorable!

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  24. Your flower vase is beautiful!! I love how the twine is wrapped around it. The card set is so cute too! Love that you kept it CAS!

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  25. Your flower vase is beautiful!! I love how the twine is wrapped around it. The card set is so cute too! Love that you kept it CAS!

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  26. Awesome teacher's or anytime gift to a friend or yourself...LOL! The vase wrap is a great idea and so simple, too!

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  27. Thanks for the great ideas! Love the simplicity.

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  28. Oh Monika - I LOVE these projects!!! Simple and perfect! What a great gift either one of them would be or both together :) Thanks so much for sharing these! I am a new follower - could not help myself :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  29. I love your projects - so pretty!

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  30. really nice projects:) I like the idea for the note cards using the monogram2build set(going to have to get that one):)
    tfs

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  31. What a fantastic idea for the vase and I love the note set!

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  32. Fabulous projects! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  33. I love the differentways to uss twine!

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  34. Love how you used the twine and stamp set!

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  35. Love seeing different ways of using
    twine and stamps to see how they
    work together. Love it!

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  36. Delightful projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Great idea for teachers! love the little tin you put them in too!

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  38. Great ideas! I love to use this set to make quick but elegant note cards sets for gifties. Supa Saweet!

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  39. lovely project!!! thanks for sharing!

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  40. I Love the vase and the set of note
    cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  41. Pretty. Simple. My kind of projects! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  42. Love your floral project....what a wonderful idea!

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  43. Very clever projects... love them!

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  44. I love the vase and the cards are great, too!
    {And thanks for the shout out!}

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  45. I just picked lilacs yesterday and brought them in. What a wonderful idea for making them even more beautiful. Thank you.

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  46. Too cute! Love all the twine and the SENTIMENT STAMPS! So adorable. The colors are gorgeous as well.

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  47. Great ideas! Love the vase and cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  48. i LOVE twine, so many things you can do with it!!

    Megan

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  49. Absolutely beautiful projects!!!

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  50. I NEEEED the sampler pack! I need need need it! LOL!

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  51. your projects are a great use of reused items that I definitely could find in my house. Great job! tfs Tami

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  52. What a simple way to dress up a vase! I need twine...

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  53. Love your little tin of goodies! That is a great frame/sentiment set!

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  54. Always fun and creative! Beautiful work!

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  55. Great ideas - seem so simple but creative! TFS!

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  56. Very cool projects!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  57. love both projects! especially the "just a note". This would make a great gift.

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  58. Such cute projects hun, love them!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  59. Great gift idea. Just wonderful.
    Thanks for the chance.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  60. Oh so very cute and easy! Love ideas like that! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Great cards and ideas~!
    thx for sharing your talents.

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  62. What a wonderful pair of fabby projects! I loved seeing how you used products from both companies. :)

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  63. I agree, her stamps are simple and good quality and make it so easy to finish a quick project.

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  64. Gorgeous CAS creations. TFS.

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  65. Fantastic ideas!! Love your projects!

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  66. Great projects! So easy to do yet so stunning!

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  67. Delightful projects just love your work.

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  68. I like this varied use of the stamps and the baker's twine to wrap the "packaging"!

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  69. Both are super cute projects, but I am definitely snagging that vase idea!! :)

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  70. Your projects always inspire me.

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  71. love it I would never think of a vase

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  72. So Cute Monika!!!! Love this idea!!!!

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  73. Fabulous ideas and creations! I LOVE SOL and Twinery Twine - great combo!

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  74. loved the vase.....going to use for our church mothers on Mothers Day

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  75. Love the way you used the twine. So simple but so cute!

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  76. Love your projects. I have that same stamp set and need to use it more to make special gift sets for my friends and family!!

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  77. What a wonderful idea! I really love this!

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  78. Great projects Monika..I love the pretty vase of flowers :)

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  79. Love the stamp set and great vase ..cool idea ...

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  80. You are now on my favorite blog list!! I love the simplicity of this. So adorable!

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  81. Wonderful projects, love the hinged tin, I have been trying to find that tin everywhere, used to be able to get it on Gina K's web site, but it has been out of stock for ever, have to keep looking, you made such a cute project with it, great job!!!

    Alos loved your Vase

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  82. Thanks for the great and simple projects! I love those altered tins. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  83. Monika, these are fabulous! I love the dressed up vase and the note cards are a fantastic idea! I can see myself giving those away all the time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Love your projects! And I LOVE your blog. I got a little side tracked & had to come back to the hop. New follower :)

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  85. Okay, I'm not sure how that set has escaped my notice, but it's now on my long list of wants! Thanks for the super cute inspiration.

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  86. LOVE these ideas for teacher's gifts!

    I am now following your blog, and I look forward to seeing more from you, soon!

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  87. Beauuutiful projects!! i also love ur blog ^^ becoming ur follower :)

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  88. Though simple your projects are stunning. I LOVE what you created.

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  89. simple and beautiful! your work really caught my eye during the hop.. now i'm off to peruse your blog in its entirety! :)

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  90. Love the thought behind both projects! Too cute!!

    Stacey

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  91. I am so happy it is finally Spring and your beautiful flowers (and vase) put a smile on my face. I am so borrowing the note idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Love what you did to that vase! Fabulous idea! :)

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  93. So pretty. Love how you used the Stamp and the Twine. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  94. Adorable projects!!! Great gift ideas!! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations!!! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstpehanie@gmail.com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  95. Love that tin! IS that from Paper Trey Ink? I was looking for them and saw them there... Thanks, Kelly

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  96. Great projects! Love the vase, very pretty! Great idea for the tin! TFS!!

    lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
    majelica@comcast.net

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  97. I love your beautiful vase of flowers (and what a sweet daughter!! The tin of notes is adorable! Such a simple, thoughtful gift! Perfect!

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  98. What a cute little gifty tin! I love how you've used the stamps and twine. Just adorable! TFS!

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  99. What a great way to dress up a simple vase! Love your project!

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  100. Very lovely projects - the vase is just gorgeous!

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  101. Beautiful Project! Love how a simple vase became so beautiful by a stamp and twine!

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  102. Love that stamp on the vase. Clever idea.

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  103. What a cute gift idea. Love it!

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  104. Love these!! Great idea and your vase is just perfect!

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  105. You do so many cool things with the twine - I really want to try some! And your stamping looks very good - great gift for the teacher (said the teacher!). Thanks for sharing good stuff :)

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  106. I LOVE your use of the twine, Monika! Both projects are great but, I especially LOVE the note card set! What great ideas! Maybe my mom will get a personalized flower arrangement like that (among other things) for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing the blog hop!

    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  107. cute project. joanshanks@eastlink.ca
    Joan

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  108. I love your project this will be so great as a teachers gift or a just because gift thanks for sharing

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  109. Such a great way to showcase this amazing stamp set. TFS

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  110. These are such original and creative projects!

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  111. Absolutely adorable! Love your entire blog, very cute stuff! thanks so much for sharing.

    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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  112. that vase decoration is amazing. love it. love that twine too.

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  113. I love those label stamps! Your projects are fabulous - another great teacher gift idea!

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  114. Simply gorgeous idea for the bouquet of flowers. I also like your more recent post which uses single sentence journaling.

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  115. Love the decorative touch on the vase of flowers and the tin! So cute! It's all about the details! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Monika, thank you for sharing your wonderful projects! They are fab. Thanks, too, for the chance to win those sweet goodies!

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  117. I love your ideas and the Thank you is great.

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  118. super cute idea. I love that tin box!!

    Serena

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  119. Easy projects to make that are just awesome! TFS! ;o)

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