Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday…and a giveaway!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday…and a giveaway!

Hello and welcome to Stampin’ Up! Saturday friends! Are you ready for some absolutely amazing projects from our friends at Stampin’ Up!? These demonstrators have really pulled out all the stops and have some fabulous projects to show us with the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life product line!

Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

#135188 Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

 #135830 Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack

#135832 Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack $12.50

So if you know Project Life, you know that these products were originally created for pocket page style scrapbooking, and we love that! But do you want to see some out-of-the pocket ideas? First up is demonstrator Colleen Vassos. You’ll love what she has to share.

  9a gift box - Colleen Vassos

“Stampin’ Up!‘s Kraft Cardstock is perfect for making boxes. Do some decorating with gold embossing and add Project Life Card (yep that’s a Project Life card on the top of the box!) and you can turn plain tea lights into a dazzling gift of gold and glitter!”

9b gift box - Colleen Vassos

“Stamping on candles is super fun and easy. After stamping, apply Sticky Strip around the tealight and roll in glitter. A wow gift and packaging, and Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating products make it so easy.”

  10 Ornament box - Colleen Vassos

“Wouldn’t this make a great hostess gift?  Fill a Christmas ornament with dip mix (or spices, tea, cookie sprinkles), include the recipe, and you’ve got a spectacular gift! Stampin’ Up! has so many boxes and bags that are perfect if you are short on time like me, nurse by day, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by night! And where’d I get the polka dot paper? I cut up one of the 4 x 6 Project Life Cards of course!”

13a Holiday Cheer Album - Colleen Vassos

“This mini album is sure to be a star! Project Life makes memory keeping so easy! Just pop the cards in to page protectors, add pictures and journaling and done! Here I used the Project Life cards to make a star shaped album.”

13b Holiday Cheer Album - Colleen Vassos

“Just open the album up and tie the ribbon to form a star shape. This album is all ready for photos to add from Christmas 2014. Wouldn’t this make a great gift?  The album looks complicated, but it is actually very easy.”

  14b Christmas Eve Kit - Colleen Vassos

“Are you a busy parent or do you know a busy parent? This gift is for you! Everything you need to set out for Santa (except for the milk) and a Project Life Card attached with a binder clip so you can easily detach the card and place in your Project Life album page about Christmas Eve!  A straw with mustache for Santa’s milk, cookies for Santa and food for the reindeer (the reindeer food is actually oatmeal and colored sugar-just in case those little ones decide to taste it). And don’t you think the packaging looks Santa Claus-y? I am sure that is a real word…”

  15 Baby it's cold outside gift - Colleen Vassos

“I live in Saskatoon, so mitts are a necessity. And if you are like me, an extra pair or two are always welcome! It seems I misplace a pair every other week all winter. For a thoughtful gift, just tuck in some nail polish and a gift certificate for a manicure too. I used the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set, and pieces of the Project Life Card and Accessory Pack. Doesn’t the red paper remind you of knitted mittens?”

Thank you so much Colleen for showing us some amazing ideas for all our Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products!

Up next is Cindy Major with some equally fabulous ides!

  1 Megan & Marraine Page - Cindy Major

“This page shows what we could call ‘Project Life out-of-pocket scrapbooking’. The cards can certainly be used on regular scrapbooking pages for those who prefer to go down the more traditional road. I created a frame around my page using the Simply Scored and added a row of stamping using the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set in between the scored lines on each side for some added detail.”


2 Most Wonderful Time card - Cindy Major
“The Project Life cards can be used as patterned paper or sentiments on cards. And don't forget you can cut them up to combine them on one project (cutting your first card is hard – it gets easier afterwards!). On this card, I added a strip from a snowflake-pattern card to the "Most wonderful time of the year" card, plus a narrow strip of striped paper from a third card. And the Project Life Corner Rounder punch is perfect to add a fun finishing touch!”

  4 A Merry Little Christmas Tag - Cindy Major

“Project Life cards make great tags! You can simply punch a hole at the top of the card itself to insert ribbon or if you want something fancier, you can add a strip of glimmer paper and punch the top using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, as shown here. Those cute stockings come straight from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set.”

  5 Star Frame Card card - Cindy Major

“I turned a Project Life card into a shaker using the Stars Framelits Dies. I used a small star die to cut the opening in my Project Life card, then a larger star die to cut two pieces of vellum cardstock. I used one of our piercing templates to poke holes around all three stars, then stitched around the vellum pieces and the window and create the shaker. I slipped some Frosted Sequins inside the two pieces of vellum – they are silver, but from underneath the vellum, they look white! As for the colorful sequins added to the front of the card, they are from the Holiday Snapshots accessory pack.”

  7 'Tis the Sseason Glimmer Box - Cindy Major

“I love the Fry Box Bigz Die because it can be assembled in 20 seconds flat, which is great for mass-production. I die-cut the box out of Gold Glimmer Paper and I lined the inside part with a Project Life card. Here's a tip: place the card on the die and after you've run it through the Big Shot, follow the score lines with your scissors to take of the sides. Then you get the exact shape needed to glue the card inside the box. The Santa belt in the front was created with a sticker from the Holiday Snapshots accessory pack.”

Thank you so much Colleen and Cindy for showing us the Project Life is for so much more than pocket style memory keeping. The possibilities are endless!

We love Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday not only for the amazing projects from these talented demonstrators but it's always a great way to look at some of their brand new products in action.  Stampin' Up! also loves to offer our wonderful readers a giveaway each month. Today's giveaway is of course this great Project Life collection!

Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

#135188 Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

 #135830 Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack

#135832 Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack

If you would like to win this bundle of delightful products, just simply leave a comment below! Super easy!  Please leave your comment by November 30th and one winner will be randomly selected and announced in our next Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday!  Good luck!!!

Last month we featured the fantasic Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit along with some amazing projects in THIS blog post.  Our winner of this kit is…

 Terrific kit, and so many ways to use it! I'd love to win!  Posted by: Deborah Smart | November 05, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Congratulations Deborah!  Please send us your mailing information to with "Stampin' Up! winner" in the reference line!  

Thanks again to Colleen and Cindy and of course to Stampin' Up! for today's great prize.  Beautiful projects ladies and perfect for the upcoming holiday season.  Please join us for our next Stampin' Up! Saturday on January 3rd!   Enjoy your Saturday!

~  Catherine

Looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in your area?  Just click here.




  1. Debbie Lamboo December 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Awesome prize pack…gotta love Stampin Up and their great ideas/great products! I can see so many different uses for this kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Nita K. December 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Looks like a great bundle! I love seeing all of the great projects.

  3. Pat Sakrismo December 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Great prize! Would love to win! (By the way, why does it say enter by November 30 when I just received the link today?) Thanks for the great prize opportunity.

  4. Laura Turcotte December 6, 2014 at 10:28 am

    ooohh–loving that kit!!!!Would love to win! thanks SCT and Stampin’ Up!

  5. LouAnn V December 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

    So many great uses for these products!

  6. Amy C. December 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Cute prize pack. The seasonal stamps are great. Stampin’ Up is one of my favorites!

  7. SNAZZY JJ December 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

    So many fun, creative ideas and projects above. Thanks to SCT and SU for this fun chance to win too.

  8. Melissa Joyes December 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This kit it wonderful! It has everything to make all those little thoughtful, last minute gifts. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  9. bernicej December 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I’d love to win this prize!

  10. Sally gainer December 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Looks like a winner to me

  11. Anika F December 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    What an amazing kit, would love to win!

  12. Sharon P. December 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Wonderful kit! Lots of creative ways to use it.

  13. Janice December 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

    what a great kit. I can see using it many ways & for many different occasions.

  14. Judy Stiles December 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    What a great kit … love Stampin’ Up products!

  15. Anna December 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Awesome giveaway!! Love the products!!

  16. Emilie December 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Great Giveaway !! Thanks !! I can’t wait to try them 😉

  17. marylouh December 6, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I’m off to make my greeting cards today. I’ll be using some SU products. thanks for the chance to be ready for next year.

  18. Marcia scantlin December 6, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Project life elements just aren’t for PL scrap booking.

  19. DanaKirby December 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Wow! Another great giveaway!! Love the projects and inspiration!!

  20. Chris Gale December 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Great Giveaway! Great ideas!

  21. Sue McRae December 6, 2014 at 11:46 am

    The stamp set has so many cute images!

  22. Dianne Haist December 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I really like Project Life and Stampin’Up. Great combination. Love the ideas.

  23. Roxanne December 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    My love for Stampin Up knows no bounds! Another amazing stamp set AND paper treasures to go with it???? Wow!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  24. Tami B December 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    So many cute, cute projects. I love the star shaped album.

  25. Lynn Gauthier December 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Adorable projects. Lovin’ the stamp set. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  26. Ruth Tacoma December 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I’d love to win! Great projects today!!!

  27. Alma Dirpaul December 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Adorable projects! Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas, everyone!

  28. Jenny Kozar December 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    what amazing projects! Just love all the ways these are so clearly highlighted for use.

  29. Donna W December 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Love the projects and hope I win so I can do some of them.

  30. Judy December 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Stampin’ Up and Project Life – what could be better?

  31. Tona December 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Fabulous variety od projects. This looks like a fun kit. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  32. Iris Soscia December 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Wonderful prize pack.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  33. Valerie W December 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Would love to add this to my collection!

  34. Sue D December 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Very creative ways to use these products.

  35. Heather Thompson December 6, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    congrats Deb!!
    Great projects today! love the gift embellishments. very cool!! Thanks for some great ideas.

  36. Kelly Massman December 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    i love all of the fun things you can do with these fun products! Thanks for a chance to win!

  37. Myra December 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Wow. These would be a great addition to anyone’s supply table. Thanks for sharing

  38. Shari Czerwinski December 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! So many ideas for the kit 🙂 Love that star mini album!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. RPomeroy December 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I love the small scale of the stamps.

  40. Suzi Metcalfe December 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Wonderful fun here! TFS!

  41. Karen Critcher December 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    The star shaped album may be way above my abilities, but I am going to try to make them for next year. I am just stating making cards so I will have all year to perfect my techniques. And with the great Stampin Up products I know I can make some great things.

  42. Tammy December 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    So excited that Project Life and Stampin’ Up have partnered together! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  43. paullette December 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Great prize, such versatility and wonderful quick ideas. Loved the candle and pkg. idea.

  44. barbara macaskill December 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    What a fabulous collection!! Would love to add it to my crafty stash and create beautiful things with them!! Thanks for the chance to!

  45. Helen Van Daalen December 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Wonderful prize and great ideas.

  46. Jenn Zawadzki December 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    What a great giveaway I’ve wanted to try this project. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
    Jenn Z

  47. EVE WALDNER December 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    such cute ideas, thanks for the change to win.

  48. Lynne in NI December 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Great kit! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  49. irmz December 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Love the creativity shown on this post. It gives me a pleasure to look at the projects and see the possibilities!
    Thanks for sharing!

  50. SusanDR December 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Fabulous inspiration pieces! Love that star album. SU products are so wonderful.

  51. Lori Proulx December 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Oh…. so many ideas! Thank you!

  52. Janet Cobb December 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Great stamps! I love the tea light gift box and the ornament hostess gift!

  53. Cynthia B. December 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Such a versatile set! Love the project ideas too. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  54. Heather V December 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I love Stampin’ Up! These ideas are great, thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

  55. Gina December 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Cute ideas, projects and stamps!

  56. Memoriesbymanda December 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Such great ideas for Christmas gifts and cards – Stampin’ Up! Make it easy. Thanks for the wonderful prize.

  57. Nina Oelke December 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    love this kit and love Stampin Up. I have a lot of Stampin Up Stamps but do not have this set nor do I have all the other goodies in this kit. They look awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win this awesome kit. 🙂

  58. Jean Marmo December 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Love all of the creative projects! Super stamp set! Thank you for the chance to win!

  59. Indy December 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Love all the creative projects! Beautiful stamps!

  60. Maureen December 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    What a great prize pack! I would love the stamp set! Thank you for the giveaway!

  61. Marjorie Pinne December 6, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    So many great project ideas in this post! Love the star Mimi album! Would love to win this prize! Stampin Up is one of my favorites.

  62. Brenda December 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Love the stamp set – so many possibilities (cards, custom page backgrounds, journaling cards, boxes….) Thanks for the chance to win it!

  63. Betty-Ann December 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Wow, beautiful projects…thanks for sharing!

  64. Robin B. December 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Fantatstic projects! I especially love the star shaped album.

  65. Janet Sisk December 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    WOW! Love all the great projects shared today! Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. 😀

  66. Jill Rugg December 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Cute projects and great prize!

  67. Chph4evr December 7, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Quite the bunch of
    great ideas! Thanks
    for showing them.
    Carla from Utah

  68. Kristen L December 7, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I love the colors. Just enough different from the usual to be fun, but not enough to make them hard to use!

  69. Glennis F December 7, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Awesome giveaway – thanks for the chance to win

  70. Stokely December 7, 2014 at 2:14 am

    So many cute things here!

  71. TracyM #6773 December 7, 2014 at 3:28 am

    FABULOUS products and projects!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and the chance to win 🙂

  72. bette December 7, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Great prizes. Project life is sure making a scene and then some! Love the holiday stamp set!

  73. Mai December 7, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Great projects! Love how these products can be used so differently!

  74. Charlotte December 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wonderful bundle… Sure looks like a lot of fun packed in this give away!!! Would be awesome to be the winner!!!

  75. Birgit December 7, 2014 at 8:08 am

    So many wonderful possibilities with this kit! I really enjoyed seeing all the fabulous projects.

  76. Gabriella December 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

    What a bunch of fun ideas

  77. Sandy Clinton December 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Great projects! Not sure about the scrapbooking projects….I have to work harder at that, but this kit would make it easier to experiment! Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Jessica Dougherty December 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

    My bestie recently became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator & I have LOVED learning about their items that are so current & on trend!

  79. Goldie December 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Love these projects!

  80. Natalie (QSOgirl) December 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    What a cute kit. I am doing a photo-a-day album for my baby son and would love to add a little something extra for the holidays, and this would be perfect!

  81. Marlene Freylinger December 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Great projects! What a contest – thanks. Merry Christmas!

  82. Violet December 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I would love to win any of those gifts. Stampin’ Up rocks! However, it says to enter by November 30th – oops. I think you have a typo!!!

  83. Elizabeth Lumsden December 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Great ideas! And great products to do them with….

  84. Carmen December 7, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I love Stampin’ Up products – thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Janice December 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    So gorgeous I hardly know what to say!

  86. sandra m December 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    great kit! Would use everything!!!

  87. Martha Inchley December 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    AMAZING Projects Ladies!!! I love how out of the box or should I say scrapbook they are! Thank you for sharing!

  88. Carolyn December 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I love project life and Stampin’ Up! These projects are fantastic&

  89. karenladd December 8, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Always a fan of Stampin Up and this PL Holiday cheer stamp set is so fun!What a great way to make your own PL cards. Then when you add the PL seasonal card collection…WOW!

  90. theCook December 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

    The star shaped album is such a wonderful idea!

  91. Tara Wiley December 8, 2014 at 6:11 am

    So many great ideas. Thank you for a chance to win!!

  92. Jennifer Martin December 8, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I make cards and use project life materials all of the time. The cards are usually the ideal size to layer as background patterns. They often have the perfect sentiments to use or the journaling areas can be used for my own sentiment placement.

  93. Shannon M. December 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Would love to win this fantastic Project Life bundle! Thanks for the opportunity.

  94. Mary-Anne V. December 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Everything looks so good! I love these stamps!

  95. Janis in ID December 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Wonderful gift ideas and sweet giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    <3 J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  96. CathyM December 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

    While it’s confusing that the deadline stated for the end of the contest is Nov 30th, I’ll still comment because this is an awesome prize package and wouldn’t it be great to win! Loved the ideas on how to use the PL for other purposes.

  97. Christine Kiehl December 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Wicked cool set of projects! I am an avid buyer of Stampin UP products already! Great way to see some new jingle projects!

  98. Adeline J December 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Who wouldn’t love to win from Janome. Great product

  99. December 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Love all the projects. Thanks

  100. Deb E December 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Wow great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

  101. Melinda Wilson December 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Wow! So many awesome projects with these items!

  102. Bethany Becker December 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    What an adorable kit. The stamp set is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  103. stacie D December 9, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I love seeing all of the project ideas! The star album was adorable!

  104. lindsey December 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    amazing ideas, thank you!

  105. Linda Spence December 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome projects with great SU projects!!

  106. Maureen December 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I love the stamp set! So Cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. Janet December 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Wow such amazing projects!

  108. Heather Arsenault December 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    So many wonderful and creative ideas! Love them!

  109. Deborah Smart December 10, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Such a cute kit – and fabulous projects made with it!

  110. Denise Bryant December 10, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Awesome projects!

  111. Sharon K. December 10, 2014 at 2:57 am

    What a great gift to each other and to us matching Stampin Up with Project Life yet again for scrapbookers,card makers, and creative minds alike. I love learning new ways to celebrate using Project Life!! I would very much like to win !!

  112. Beneta December 10, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Sweet projects. Love the stamps shown. Thanks.

  113. joanne darrell December 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Great prize pack.

  114. jengd December 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Such a great set and great projects! Thanks for the chance!

  115. Morwenna December 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Such fun!

  116. Cheryl December 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Love the prize that Stampin Up has this month. Great “star” idea.

  117. Michelle December 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Wow! Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!! I just love the projects and amazing inspiration!!

  118. Kristine Gifford December 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    So many cute projects and so little time! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  119. Lisa December 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm


  120. Steffanie S December 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Awesome collection! This would be so much fun to play with!

  121. Mary Kay December 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Love project life and stampin’ up. Super useful kit and great ideas.

  122. Lee December 12, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Sweet projects! thank you!

  123. Sharon December 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Wow, you are so awesome and giving. Oh, how I would love to win this !

  124. Katherine Buchanan December 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Such lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing these.

  125. Sarah nixon-Jackle December 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Love the tea light idea! thanks for showing new ways to use the Project Life set.

  126. Amy fillmore December 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Great giveaway! Love all the items!

  127. SueB of Blondin Blogs December 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I’m so glad SU started carrying the Project Life line. thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  128. Ann Stam December 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    What wonderful ideas. Love the stamping set. Tanks for keeping us updated.

  129. Karen Wilkins December 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Love stamping up

  130. Ann Jobes December 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Great projects and lovely prizes!!

  131. Jeanette December 21, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Love your great project ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  132. Katie B. December 21, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Love all of these great gift ideas!! Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

  133. Becky December 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Cool. Love stampin up. Would love 2 win.

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