Another Stamp Giveaway! Yay!!!

Howdy folks! We went to my 4 year old nephews birthday party Sunday and had a great time! He had a bounce house and it looked fun, the kids were having a ball in there when my sister says to me “go ahead and try it, the guy from the rental place said that it is safe for adults!” Well, I had to try it! Somewhere between the toe-touches and the somersaults (I was having a grand old time!) I pulled something in my back because an hour later when I reached down to pick something off the floor I felt it. I’m gonna feel this tomorrow I think, better keep the Advil handy:) Before this nonsense I made a card and earring set using a Victorian style stamp from About Art Accents and I am giving this stamp away, just leave a comment and I will draw a name in a week! Well, that’s easier than a cartwheel in a bounce house, aint it?

DCF 1.0

I had to make a thick envelope-box to hold the card and tag so I used my envelobox creator by crafter’s companion, boy it is slick! The earrings I made (I stamped the image at the end of a paper strip, colored it and rolled it up before adding two coats of UTEE for shine) are about 3/4″ thick and 2″ high, they are lightweight but bulky!

DCF 1.0

I originally thought I would put the full stamped image on the card with an earring on each side for embellishments but it did not work well so I opted for simple and made the big image into a bookmark.

DCF 1.0

To get the vintage enamel look I coated the design with utee and let it cool then I bent the paper to crack the embossing. I rubbed it with a brown inkpad and wiped off the excess so the cracks would show. Oh, and The coloring was done with Gelatos. If you want a better look at the stamp you could win by simply leaving a comment (hint, hint) you can see it here. Good luck and til next time happy crafting!

104 Responses

  1. Very pretty! Love the colors you used. ; )

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  2. Will you do a video on how to do this technique later?
    Thanks.

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  3. I hope your back is feeling better soon. Sounds like you had a great day. It is hard to keep up with those 4 year olds.

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  4. You are so clever! Where do all these ideas come from? You need to write a frugal craft book! C’mon Lindsay do it!
    In the meantime, hope I win the stamp!
    You’re all that & a bag of Doritos! Thanks for all the crafty goodness!

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  5. Love the earrings, Lindsay! You are the best! Thanks for the chance to win these lovely stamp!

    Carmen L

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  6. Thanks Lindsay, you are so talented and willing to share your knowledge. I have learned alot from your post. This stamp is
    gorgeous, I would love to have it in my stamp collection. Thank you for the opportunity to own it. Take care. And keep crafting and sharing your knowledge and skills. RuthAnn

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  7. Oh I hope you mend soon. I was in one about 10 years ago and feel and bit my tongue so hard it bled. My nephew who was with me was not impressed or sympathetic. And the stamp is yummy

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  8. Awesome colors on your tag. Another great job.

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  9. Oh I’m so sorry you hurt your back. I know how you feel. Hope it’s better soon. Lovely stamp! I’m in it to win it!!!

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  10. Ok I really like that stamp!! Plus I’m on a no buying restriction right now (all part of moving fun no extra $$) so this would be great to win. I’m starting to experience slight seizures from not entering any craft stores!!! No temptations this way lol

    Later!!!
    Jackie P

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  11. Wonderful earings Lindsay…never would have thought to make earings with this stamp!!! Clever!!!

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  12. The look of the set is so nice.I would’t thought about making earrings the same as the card.
    I hope you make a video about this.
    I will probably use something else for the coloring because here impossible to find gelatos (any idea)?.
    Ps : hope you will soon feel better.

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    • can you water soluble oil pastels? They are about the same as gelatos:) or watercolor crayons?

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      • I have found just before leaving some gelatos !!!! and ……oil pastel water soluble !!! Since the gelatos was expansive I bought 4 packs of soluble oil pastels !!! I am ready to follow you better know !

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  13. Everything looks great!

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  14. Yet again another Frugal masterpiece, well done and hope the back’s ok.

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  15. Hi Frugal Crafter,
    Love the colours you used and hope your back gets better soon.
    You need to sit and craft for a bit to get it better.
    Great ideas about using stamped paper for earrings.
    Hope I win!
    Best wishes from UK
    Tracy

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  16. The tag makes me happy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  17. you are so inspirational keep your videos and tutorials coming xx I have learnt so much from you thank you

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  18. Feel better soon, Lindsay!

    Great card and tag. So glad you enjoyed the party and hope you recover soon from all that fun!

    Blessings,
    Marie

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  19. Did you brayer that background on the tag?

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  20. I loved the the earrings, they look so awesome!

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  21. I love how you used the same stamp for several projects – you always have such great ideas!
    Bonnie

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  22. So sorry you got hurt…feel better really soon. I love the vintage look of the stamp and what you did with it!

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  23. So sorry that you hurt your back, try to take it a little easier today and stay away from those bounce houses!!! I really like they way you used your card to present the ear rings. And I like the bookmark tag, it’s very pretty. I too would like to see a video on using Utee since I don’t know much about that product. Thanks for a chance to win this stamp.

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  24. What a creative use of a stamp! Such great ideas. Thanks for a chance to win it 😉

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  25. Oh, I am SO sorry to hear about your back. It stinks that as we get older the things that seemed so easy to do as kids seem to be harder, doesn’t it? Well, I hope it was fun while you were bouncing at least. . . Lol! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp set. Hope you are can the mend.

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  26. Very nice projects today, Lindsay!! Soooo sorry about your back injury…hope it is better in a big hurry. Oh, and thanks for the chance to win the stamp. 🙂

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  27. This is so pretty Lindsay.

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  28. I like your use of color.

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  29. You little sweetie! I love all of our various crafty doings. These earrings are going to made wonderful Christmas gifts. I so wish I lived next door to you!

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  30. Not our various crafty doings but YOUR various crafty doings

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  31. I don’t go for oriental design, but if you do, these are good    Off to drop Ray’s car off at Bryant’s work for repair and then to Best Buy for Word, etc. and then home again jiggity jig.   xoxo,m

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  32. I enjoy reading your blog. I saw you at june convention but was too shy to walk up to you and say hi.
    I like your earrings and bookmark.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  33. Beautiful stamp, earrings, and tag! It is amazing all the fun things your creativity helps you make! Thanks for sharing all you do!

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  34. I love everything you did with the stamp. You have the best ideas! All your different techniques fascinate me. Every time I see you create something like this I immediately want the stamp. Sorry about the back…been there done that… only not in a bounce house. lol Feel better soon.

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  35. Nice ideas. Sure hope you “bounce” back soon on the back injury! The stamp line is new to me – very pretty!

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  36. Love the crackle utee

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  37. Very cool stamp! Love Victorian Sillouettes. Never would of thought to use that stamp to make earrings, but it works!

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  38. I love that stamp. I’m thinking Christmas cards and tags!

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  39. I need to get some utee-love the crackled look. Neat stamp. Hope your back is much better.

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  40. Love the way this turned out! and “pick me, pick me”! I love stamps period. And this one is a beauty.

    Hope your back doesn’t give you ongoing problems and that you are back to par soon. Of course I want you to be well for yourself, but I’m being a little selfish too because i need my daily Lindsey fix/inspiration. You have the heart of a teacher, motivator, and coach.

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  41. I love what you did with the stamp. I’m into steampunk and the bookmark looks very steampunky to me. I would love to win this stamp. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  42. Loved how it all turned out, crossing fingers and toes that you pick me!

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  43. What a great idea to use stamps to make earrings! Now I am going to look through my stamps to see if anything will work….thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

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  44. I love this stamp and About Art Accent. This stamp would make a great Christmas card.

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  45. Love the card. Bought the beader for the grand kids, but it was a bomb. Oh, well. They wanted the Rainbow bracelet maker. What are grandmom’s for, but to indulge. So they spent the afternoon making rubber band bracelets. It’s the rage, even among the boys. I still can’t believe I spent $4 for each bag of tiny rubber bands. LOL

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    • oh no, they didn’t like it? Well, maybe you can keep it LOL! I don’t have the rainbow loom but I saw the bags of elastics for them (lots of selection too!) at ACmoore for $2 each the other day, it is regular price I think too:)

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  46. Pretty! You got me hooked, all I want to do is make paper beads. Got a lot of copies off the design page love them. Back hurt is not good I know how that feels. But I know it was fun to play on the bouncing thing we did that at my grandsons birthday party a couple of years ago. Hope your back gets better. Oh and which is best embossing or Mod Podge?

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  47. Beautiful stamp and so versatile. Great idea for the earrings,

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  48. What a beautiful stamp. Love the background. But more importantly I hope your back will be okay. Your earlier post about the boom whackers made me smile all weekend…I need to find some of those for my little sister’s kids. (lol…my kids are older now and there may be some “payback presents” happening here….). 🙂

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  49. Just beautiful! I always love getting your emails, and open them first, because I know I am sure to find something new and totally unique, as well as beautiful! I wish I had just a pinch of your creativity! How do you come up with such wonderful ideas?!

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  50. Sounds like something I would do, except now that my son is practically a teenager, I almost mortify him with my enthusiasm. I don’t let it stop me too much though. Just last month, I was the first parent to go down the hill ice blocking. Let’s just say it broke the ice and a lot more parents tried it after I did it. It was a blast. I love watching your videos too. Thanks for sharing.
    Michelle

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  51. Wonderful stamp! I think the earrings are gorgeous too!

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  52. beautiful art work, thanks for the stamp giveaway

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  53. Very pretty stamp with lots of possibilities. Thanks for Sharing and providing a chance for winning a stamp.

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  54. Love those earrings! Thanks for the chance to win that lovely stamp 🙂

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  55. I love love love your blog and videos! You spirit and energy is so positive and you have this thing about you that you show anyone can be creative.

    Thanks!!!!

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  56. i love everything you make I would love to win the stamp,

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  57. I love that stamp! I have a big stack of tags and I’m looking for a stamp that is long-ish in size & this one is perfect. I love the way you used the UTEE & the buttons are a fun little detail. The earrings are very cool, too!

    I hope your back is improving. I learned long ago not to try the kid stuff. I used to be pretty good with a hoola hoop but nearly put myself in the hospital while trying it as an adult.:)

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  58. That is a gorgeous stamp, and gorgeous set you have made, I hope your back is better soon. As a long term sufferer I can emphathise completely!

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  59. Wonderful Earrings. .
    I wish I would of thought that sooner lol

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  60. Very nice. Love the stamp. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Marjorie from TX

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  61. awww, I hope u feel better soon. Backaches r horrible. take care.
    Love the stamps girly

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  62. So sorry to hear about your back — but I think you’ll agree the romp was worth it! Hopefully the pain won’t last long, fingers crossed. I would be delighted to win the featured stamp!

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  63. Sorry about your back ~ hope you feel better soon. Would love to win your stamp……..

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  64. Love vintage!! Get better soon and thanks for the opportunity to possibly make my own magic with this pretty one!

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  65. Love this, it’s so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Interesting use of the stamp to make the earrings Lindsay, and the background on the tag is particularly good.
    Love the stamp, it would be good to win it!

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  67. Your creativity always amazes me. Keep up the good work! (But steer clear of bouncy houses for a while!)

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  68. I love the colors on the tag…like a sunset. Beautiful.

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  69. The work you do is always so beautiful. Stay out of those bouncy houses!! Ice that back!!

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  70. This set is lovely, thank you for sharing with us:)

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  71. Very cool, Lindsay! Would love to see a video of both those earrings and the cracked bookmarks. I opened the email expecting to videos of how you made them, but had to settle for photos! (LOL) You have spoiled me with your videos!

    TFS!

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  72. I always wanted a got on one of those bouncy houses Lindsay but because I’ve a bad back never have – I feel so sorry for you and your pain – I hope the meds kick in soon.
    This is gorgeous and like Beth would love to see how to vids for all of it – a really beautiful stamp – thank you for the chance x

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  73. I love that tag you made. I keep meaning to try that UTEE method but never have. And I would LOVE to win that stamp. Awesome!

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  74. I hope you feel better Lindsay. Nothing fun about a sore back. I love your set, how pretty everything looks.

    Elaine Allen

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  75. Lindsey,

    You are so talented! You never cease to amaze me!!

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  76. Hi lindsey,
    Just a quick thank you for helping us become better, frugal crafters. Hope you get feeling better!!!

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  77. I totally understand the shopping “problem” you had in your last video! I try fly down to the US (Texas) at least once a year to get my Hobby Lobby and JoAnn fix. .The new policy of airlines charging for baggage has kind of slowed me down. I say “kind of” because I only have to decide– more clothes, or more crafting. Well I have lots of clothes 🙂
    I am a card maker, and I REALLY love that stamp. I am already thinking what I could do with it 🙂
    c.

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  78. What a gorgeous stamp! I love how you added the vintage look with the utee and the ink wash. Fantastic! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy 😀

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  79. OUCH! Sorry about your back! What do you think you are doing acting like a spring chicken? What am I going to do with you?!

    Seriously, I hope you do not have to live with back pain for very long, it can be so debilitating…

    LOVE the card and the earrings! What an adorable set, the recipient is one lucky gal!

    Valerie

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  80. Oh my, Lindsay, that is a beautiful stamp and your card is so cozy and wonderful. I would LOVE to win it. I do hope you didn’t hurt your back too badly. I know what that is like and it’s no fun. Take care!

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  81. How pretty! Hope your back feels better soon. Nothing worse than back pain! How did the whackers go over that you got for your nephew? Those looked like fun too! Thanks for the giveaway-too kind!

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  82. You are the best when creating frugal crafts. Anyways, I would love to win the stamp!

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  83. We all think we are younger than we are. I still think I can do cartwheels too. Oh well. Hope your back feels better thx for all the fun videos u do. Loved ur nephews b’day card.

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  84. I love everything you do and hope to win your earrings. I pray your back heels fast. Please tell us you will be doing a tutorial on how to do this?

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  85. Love how you cracked the UTEE and then used ink to darken the cracks. You’ve always got great ideas!.

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  86. Pretty stamp and technique! I file your emails in a folder for reference which I use all the time. Thank you for sharing all you know and making me feel like I can do it too! God Bless 🙂

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  87. Beautiful Card, Lindsay! Wow! I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for the Victorian stamp because we live in the Historic District and those charming horse carriages go by our house all the time! I could use it to make my bag tags!

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  88. I love this stamp, It makes me think of the Victorian era when things were so much simpler. Please take care of you back we need you for more wonderful ideas. Love Ann

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  89. Love this stamp. The colors are so pretty. Reminds me of a sunset.

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  90. Can’t believe I didn’t sign up for this! Please enter me!
    Lorraine:)

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  91. I can’t believe I didn’t comment before today!! Thanks so much for the reminder in the monster email today! Is there any way you could use wiffle golf balls instead of styrofoam? I bet they would be inexpensive and they are certainly lightweight.
    I LOVE this ensemble! Your use of gelatos is amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  92. I’m gonna have to really start digging on your blog for jewelry, since I’m thinking about trying it out. I love all your earrings and stuff; they’re so pretty! I never really thought to make my own bookmarks, but I’ll have to try that out as well! Awesome stuff! 🙂

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  93. Please keep your videos “au naturel” I truly enjoy all your videos even the ones where I don’t really do that type of craft. I always feel happy after each of your videos. I fairly new to cardmaking/journaling and would love to win the stamp. Thank you.

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  94. Hi,
    I watched your envelobox with the lunar metallic paper. It seems a great paper.
    Where did you buy it?? I heard it’s papercut??
    Sorry, English is not my first language. I hardly hear people sentence if it’s fast.

    Thanksss

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