Spellbinders Week: Day 3

Welcome to Spellbinder’s week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog! We’re thrilled to be partnering with Spellbinders for a week filled with fantastic project ideas featuring Spellbinders awesome die templates. With their HUGE selection of die templates in all sorts of shapes and sizes and the ability of their dies to both cut and emboss, they’re the perfect addition to any project!

Every day this week we’ll be introducing you to a different Spellbinders collection and sharing fantastic projects ideas, including of course free video tutorials. The best part? Spellbinder’s has generously donated a prize for each and every day this week!

Today’s Prize – the Floral Burst Cut Fold Tuck Die

Before we move on to today’s videos, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to Spellbinders.

About Spellbinders

As a scrapbooking and craft enthusiast, Stacey Caron identified the market need for one die cutting system that could function in place of several existing tools. She wanted a comprehensive craft tool that would be universal with manufacturers’ existing products, cut, emboss, be portable, and be sturdy enough to withstand the test of time. As a result of Stacey’s entrepreneurial spirit, and her husband Jeff’s creative ingenuity, in 2003 the Wizard Universal Craft Tool was born, along with Spellbinders patented technology Die Templates for cutting, embossing and stenciling.

Spellbinders Paper Arts manufactures, markets and sells the Grand Calibur™ machine, a large format die cutting and embossing machine, and more than 250 patented and patent-pending products under the following trade names: Nestabilities®—nested die templates offering cutting and embossing capability in ¼” and ⅛” increments; Edgeabilities®—versatile edge and detail cutting die templates;Shapeabilities®—the first free-form, shaped die templates, offering the ability to cut or emboss in the center of cards and in any orientation.

Several new collections have been added since 2008, including: Borderabilities® Petite—5½” card making die templates featuring one-cut edges and elegant embossing detail; Borderabilities Grand—12″ scrapbooking die templates to create full-page borders;Shapeabilities Nested Sets – incrementally sized shaped die templates and Nesties®—Nestabilities sets that combine four die template collections for great savings.

In 2010, Spellbinders introduced the Presto Punch™ machine, the first automatic punching and embossing machine, and theGrand Calibur™ die cutting and embossing machine, which can die cut or emboss up to 8¼” wide.

Spellbinders continues to demonstrate ingenuity, integrity and trend setting ideas while remaining a family-owned, customer service oriented business.

Introduction To Spellbinders Cut Fold Tuck Dies

The Cut Fold Tuck dies are a unique concept whereby after you die cut your shape, with a few folds and tucks you’ve got a gorgeous geometric design.

 Round About Gift Box

Our first project for today is tho Round About Gift Box – an open top design allowing you to wrap your contents in cello, tie it with a pretty bow and then tuck it inside your box.  To create this project Sophia uses the Round About Cut Fold Tuck die to create the main decorative element on her bow.  There is a free video tutorial and pdf handout below.

Download the pdf handout here

Supplies

Paper: Green CS, Orange CS, Brown CS – White Wash Collection (Core’dinations); Mellow DP (Basic Grey)

Accessories: Flowers Impressabilities, Round About Shapeabilities Cut • Fold • Tuck Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); score board, hot glue (Martha Stewart); paper snips, bone folder, sanding block (Stampin’ Up!); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow); red liner tape (Simon Says Stamp); Poppies and Peonies sculpted flowers (Prima Marketing)

 Spectacular Spin Card

In the Spectacular Spin Card, Sophia emulates the sun in the sky using the Cut Fold Tuck Floral Burst die.  In the picture below that you can see that Sophia has also elaborately decorated the inside of her card using the Floral Burst die.  Paper Crafter’s Library members can watch the video HERE (please note that you need to be logged in first).

 Summer Blooms For You Pop Up Card

I would definitely say that this last card has to be my favourite – I just love how Sophia created a pop-up card that incorporated photos of her children.  Can you see the expression on Grandma’s face when she opens this card?  Of course if were me, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself LOL. Paper Crafter’s Library members can watch the video HERE (please note that you need to be logged in first).

The last two projects shown above are Paper Crafter’s Library Member Exclusives. If you’re not a member, you can read all about the benefits of membership HERE.

So there you have it! Day 3 of Spellbinders Week! I hope you’ve found today to be informative and inspirational!

A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library

The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.

Spellbinders Give-Away

To enter to win the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares Die Template generously donated by Spellbinders, please leave your comment to below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

232 replies on “Spellbinders Week: Day 3”

  1. I have been curious about those dies…so pretty! Thanks for demonstrating them!

  2. Incredible videos! Makes the whole fold and tuck so quick and easy. Unlike years ago when you had to use a template and your exacto knife! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love this look. I did this style years ago with a brass stencil & an exacto knife. Took a long time and not as intricate as these. Can’t wait to get my hands on some. Thanks for the chance.

  4. I love these tutorials, they are so inspiring. The possibilities spellbinders dies give are countless. Great material and wonderful ideas. With warm greetings from Berlin, Germany
    Claude Weinholz

  5. I have one of these dies, cut and tuck and made a world of difference to presentation. To cut with craft knife was impossible to get perfect. I was so glad when spellbinders brought these out. Love the dimension you can get on your cards with both dies mounted on top of one another. Great die you all must buy.

  6. I have to say, after seeing this weeks tutorials about spelbinder dies I’m sold! I want them all! Thank your for sharing this information, I have learned a lot about die-cutting and now I have a better idea about the possibilities it will give me in my crafting.

  7. Always enjoy Paper Crafter’s projects and videos even without prizes. 🙂 Prizes just make it sweeter 🙂
    Thank you so much for resources that a crafter with any level of expertise can find useful!

  8. Wow! These are so cute. I love the dimension you get with these. Thanks for the chance to win one. ; )

  9. Lovely projects! I’ve been looking at the fold and tuck dies and wondering how they’d be to work with.

  10. These cut, fold & tuck dies look like so much fun! So precise and effective…thanks for the chance to win them.

  11. These cut fold and tuck dies are on my wish list, maybe I will win and not have to wish after this week.

  12. Very lovely gift box. I only continue to be in awe of the creativity I find in paper crafters.

  13. Wonderful projects Sophia, thank you for sharing them with us!! I hadn’t seen the cut, fold, tuck dies at my local craft store yet, and am thinking these would be a great addition to my Spellbinders collection – I already have some ideas for cards and gift wrapping!

  14. These dies are so pretty! I love the box you made! I am also a hoarder. Thank you for inspiring me to create with my stash!

  15. These dies are totally cool. Just stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Thanks so much for the ideas. I knew how to do the tecnrnique, but then didn’t know what to do with the medallions themselves.

  17. Wow! These tuck & fold dies are amazing. When first looking at the finished results I thought they would be very complicated to use; but the video made it look so simple. Thank you for sharing all these great projects with us & for the chance to win one of these incredible dies.

  18. Okay I see a learning curve happening! Very interesting how unique this template is. Lots of WOW factor.
    Thanks for showing how to make such wonderful projects with this die.

  19. You ladies are SO creative. Would’ve never thought to use these to frame photos… and that pop-up is too stinkin’ cute! Love, love, LOVE Spellbinders products! Thank you for showcasing this awesome company.

  20. These projects are absolutely spectacular and looks like Spellbinders has an awesome new way to help you make beautiful projects! thanks so much for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

  21. Those dies look so amazing! What will they think of next?! Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity to win a set!

  22. I would just like to say a huge thank you to Andrea for her amazing post & to Sophia for her informative video & stunning samples. As an older newbie crafter new products like the cut, fold & tuck dies can seem very daunting. You have both made it look easy to get great results as it is the design of the die that is doing all the hard work.

  23. I love these dies–so much easier than the old handcut templates! thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Spellbinders rock! What a great line of essential tools that I really really need more of.

  25. Beautiful dies. So much easier than the other style where you have to manually cut each section.

  26. Thank you so much for all the great ideas using the fold and tuck dies! I can’t wait to get them! Also, thank you for a chance to win!

  27. Now I’m really anxious to receive my Nestabilities in the mail — gonna take a WHOLE DAY playing with them later this week! Thanks.

  28. They may be more time-consuming, but they sure are lovely. I’ll definitely put them on my list once I get past getting some of the basics for my new Grand Calibur. Thanks for offering another great giveaway.

  29. Ever since I first saw the Cut Tuck Fold dies, I have been wanting to try them out. They are so intriguing! Gorgeous designs and this bloom is one of my favorites 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win and for all the great projects shown today – loving the inspiration!

  30. WOW!!! this is the first time i have seen these…they are awesome!!! definetly different and unique!!

  31. Thanks for the intro to Tuck and Fold dies- what a wonderful idea. They just made it onto my wish list!!

  32. Thanks so much for introducing me to the fold and tuck dies from Spellbinders. I love the stunning but simple box created using the floral dies!

  33. Wow, just amazing what you can do with these Spellbinder dies! Thanks again for a wonderful tutorial. Again, thanks for the opportunity to win spellbinder dies.

  34. Could not see how these worked just by looking at the product pictures. This is great. Another for my wish list. Would be nice to cross it off my list. Thanks for the chance to do that.

  35. Love, love, love all the possibilities with the Spellbinders dies! They have certainly made my cardmaking a much easier craft, which I certainly enjoy! Thanks, Spellbinders!

  36. Cut & Fold…what unique dies those are. They are not yet available in our local stores! Those would be great to have! I’m learning so much this week….thanks!

  37. Great videos and beautiful projects. I haven’t tried the fold and tuck dies but would love to. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance.

  38. I’ve been doing simple tuck and fold designs by hand for years. It would be great to have a die do it for me. Soooo much easier and faster.

  39. I’ve not seen these dies. They are amazing. You are so bad enabling my shopping addiction with regards to scrapbooking supplies. Thanks for feeding the fire!!!

  40. WOW! Those fold and tuck dies are SUPERCOOL! As military stationed overseas, we miss out on seeing the cool new things, so I am especially thankful, Andrea, that you are taking the time to highlight these things…. I wouldn’t be aware they even existed for another year or more otherwise! Thanks for all you do!

  41. The Round about gift box is spectacular!!! I could then fill it with candy to give to my 93 year old mom (hard to find gifts for). She’d love it!

  42. Love, love, love these fold and tuck dies! I make a lot of lattice cards with the lattice borders, and these dies make folding and tucking so much easier! Super projects, too! Spellbinders leaves all of the other die companies way, way behind!

  43. Sophia!!
    the Round about cut tuck and fold box is super cute!!! Your tutorial gets the gears to moving in overdrive:) I could see it as a gift box at Christmas—the dies out of red—the box and mats out of gold, green , and red—beautiful poinsettia box:) And then………………………………:) The Spellbinders Floral Bust cut fold and tuck dies are super ingenious, lovely, and versatile—you’ve proven that through your post today:) Thank you Sophia and thank you to Spellbinders for all of your generosity, fun, and education that your giving so freely this week. Thank you for sharing!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    http://www.urbeyondmeasure.com

  44. So glad you did one of these dies – I have been wondering how they work and if I really needed them – Yup, I do!!!!!!!

  45. Absolutely love this die set…thanks for the chance to win it….thoroughly enjoy your blogs and all the samples shown…Jan

  46. I was so impressed with the the Spellbinders that were used doing the round about gift box. That box is beautiful. I know that I will be purchasing this set of Spellbinders if I’m not the lucky winner!

  47. just love this, the versatilty, this is new to me, the tuck capabailities, they must have a brilliant innovative team, thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing
    Eileen

  48. I had never seen the these dies used before – beautiful. Thanks for the great videos explaining how to use them.

  49. I love the wax paper tip I tried it with some of my other Spellbinders dies and it makes die cutting much easier. What a cute little box. Thanks.

  50. Ohhh la la these flowers would always look on good on any card or project…Loved the box…tfs
    I heard of them somewhere but the video was very helpful…

  51. This is so cool! I think these cut and fold dies are just great! It looks easy to use too! Thanks once again!

  52. Your video instructions are clear and complete. I learn more about how to use Spellbinder products from your instruction than through any other media.

  53. I am so excited about the cut and fold dies. For years now I have used templates and an exacto knife, what a pain. I teach a card class and can’t wait to show them these. I try to buy some at my local craft store but they don’t have them yet.
    I want them all!!!!!!!!

  54. Oh my goodness! These new templates are a brilliant addition! Love them and can’t wait to try them.

  55. tHESE DIES ARE AMAZING AND THE PROJECTS MADE WITH THEM REALLY SHOW HOW VERSITILE THEY CAN BE.tHIS ONE WOULD BE GOOD FOR A PINWHEEL OR MAYBE A FERRIS WHEEL IF YOU GOT DREATIVE ENOUGH. ALL SOPHIAS WORK IS AMAXING, BUT THE LAST ONE- THE FLOWER POT IS MY FAVE! tHANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE AND GOOD LUCK/ GOD BLESS!

  56. I love these fold and tuck medallions! I can’t wait to get one to try this great product! Hopefully I’ll be the winner for today’s giveaway!

  57. I have a few spellbinders and love them. To win one of these sets would be awesome. Keep up the good work.

  58. The cut, fold and tuck dies are so inspiring. Thank you for such well-done, informational videos. I am so truly enjoying this week!

  59. I just bought a Cut Fold Tuck Die last week, but not this one. Haven’t used it yet. Great ideas for how to use it. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  60. Ooh, another die I haven’t seen before. Love the tuck and fold die. Thanks for a chance to win!

  61. These are Amazing projects!! I have never used spellbinders before, but after watching the videos, I am definately going to start!
    Thank you for chance at winning my very first one!!

  62. I love how these dies look when finished! What a great idea! I do believe I have seen something on the same idea as these many many years ago and they had to be hand cut. WooHoo, love the new easier way to make these now. Thanks Spellbinder!

  63. Hi once again. I love spellbinders, they are so versatile. The projects are awesome!

  64. WOW!! This is the first time I have seen this spellbinder. I need to check and see if Micheals are going to get this one. Thanks

  65. Thanks for the very detailed video. Great instructions for a newbie.
    Thanks for the chance to win too!!

  66. I would love one of those fold and tuck dies. Thank you for the tutorial on making the box …and thank you for the opportunity to win.

  67. Great.
    I have been looking at these dies for awhile but haven’t bought any yet.
    Now I am inspired.

  68. Those dies look interesting… I’ve never seen them before! I sure hope I might win a set! Thanks for the opportunity.

  69. Those dies look interesting… I’ve never seen them before! I sure hope I might win a set! Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. Now that I have seen the new fold and tuck dies, I know I NEED them, it would be great to win.

  71. When I first saw the Cut Fold & Tuck dies in a magazine I was fascinated and immediately went to the Spellbinders web site to see how they worked. The end result looks like it was so difficult to do but I love how simple they are to use. It would be great to win a set!

  72. After seeing this weeks tutorials about Spellbinders dies I’m sold! I cannot wait to buy some of the Spellbinders products. Keep up the great sharing ideas!

  73. I can’t wait to try these dies, they give such a different look to a project from the usual punches.

  74. I have not seen these dies before and am looking forward to trying them. What a fantastic creation for a card and gift. Keep them coming!!!

  75. Thanks for a chance to win this amazing set of dies. How sophisticated these designs are! Incredible!!!

  76. These dies are amazing…and so easy to use! I just love learning from the videos! Thank you so much!

  77. These fold and tuck dies look so interesting. I would like to try this. You make it look so easy. Thanks for introducing me to these. Love that little box.

  78. love, love, love these! I sure would like to have them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Camille

  79. These dies are amazing. I have a few lace templates. These are absolutely brilliant!

  80. I have never used the fold and tuck dies. I can think of so many ways that I want to use them, “Christmas in July”. Thank – this one was wonderful. B

  81. The flower photos (the last photo) were too cute! I’ve been meaning to try to cut-fold-tuck ties… and now I have even more reasons to get my butt out to my LSS and buy one. Thanks for your inspiration!! 😀

  82. I love these Spellbinders flower Impressabilities, I have never seen the Round Abouts before, these are GREAT, I can hardly wait to get my hands on them. I so wish I could be so lucky to win a starter set.
    Thanks for such a great teaching video, gives me inspiration to get die cutting and being creative.

  83. It’s so hard to choose between so many great dies. I’ve got some ideas for this tuck and fold die. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance.

  84. I have seen this type die used on Becca’s blog “Amazing Grace” but haven’t seen them in our local stores yet. I would love the opportunity to win this die. The contrast elements of the flower are awesome.

  85. The Spellbinders cut and fold dies make such pretty pieces – would be super on cards – thanks for sharing !

  86. I have a few of these dies but wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  87. The cut fold tuck templates are such a great idea! Haven’t bought one yet as I can’t decide which one to start with.

  88. WOW!!! I need to get my hands on those Fold and Tuck dies. What a beautiful affect. Sophia — love the box you made. F.Y.I. I am like you … sometimes I hate using my favourite embellishments — but hey — that’s what we bought them for 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.

  89. Wow these dies are amazing and seem so easy. I have brass stencils that were this type of fold that had to be hand cut with an exaxto knife and they were never perfect. How cool! I would love to have them, thanks Spellbinders for the chance to win this die!

  90. After watching the video today I rushed right out and bought my first Spellbinders Fold & Tuck die. I’ve been playing with it tonight and they are very easy to handle. Terrific product!

  91. Sooo much easier than cutting out with a craft knife! Love the look and the projects that you created.
    R/

  92. Those fold and tuck dies are very interesting. I love your Round About Gift Box, Sophia. Thanks for the demo.

  93. Love all the Shapeabilities and these Fold and Tuck Dies are great. Thanks for all the instructions and ideas. Thanks also for the chance to win.

  94. I love this die! The fold and tuck technique is very genius as beautiful and creative work is revealed. I am sold on this Spellbinder die cut and I am going to try these for myself. Wow! the videos make working with these dies manageable. Thanks for all the work you put into teaching us new skills.

  95. I have used the cut, tuck and fold dies. They are so easy to use and make the cards beautiful. Looking forward to getting more.

  96. What a neat new spellbinders, you make it look so easy to use and I am glad I have the chance to win one of these sets. I like the idea of the wax paper being used as it just slipped right out of the die; I will have to give that a try.

  97. Oh, how I’d love to win the Floral Burst Cut Fold Tuck dies as they look awesome and the results are stunning. Thanks for showing how they can be used for cards and projects. Crossing my fingers I’m a winner this week as LOVE my Spellbinders ~ thanks, Andrea, & Spellbinders for the chance to win!

  98. Love these Cut, fold, tuck dies! I haven’t seen them before and thanks for the great video.

  99. Watching your video tutorials are inspirational. It makes me want to take what dies I have and explore the possibilities. Thank you for teaching all of us.

  100. Those flowers look so beautiful, they are to die for!!! especially those die cut floral burst cut fold & tuck dies.

  101. The fold and tuck dies are amazing!! They make a beautiful addition to a card or project.

  102. Sizzix keeps making it easier for all of us to create layered diecut pieces that are over the top! Now we can fold and tuck and create a masterpiece to embellish and card, scrapbook page, and altered project.

    I can’t wait to purchase these new fold and tuck dies.. and get busy making the magic happen!

  103. I just love the Summer Blooms For You Pop Up Card! I haven’t watched the video yet but can hardly wait! I have always been intrigued by the Spellbinders dies but have never tried them. I just love the texture the folds add to the designs. Thanks to you and of course Spellbinders for this amazing opportunity!

  104. Such cool dies, I never saw those before and I LOVE them ! As always, thanks for sharing, creating and inspiring!

  105. wow those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! and thanks for the video too – they look soo easy to make in your hands!

  106. All the projects are just beautiful, thanks for sharing. I have a few of the spellbinders dies but would really love to add these to my collection. Thank you for the videos and the chance to win some of them.

  107. Aaah, another admitted hoarder of embellishments! Confession is good for the soul: I too hoard them and must *force* myself to open the packages and USE my stuff (as opposed to just looking at *how pretty* they all are… LOL!)
    Again today, I’ve learned new things, not necessarily about the tuck and fold dies…instead I gained insight into constructing a box to collect the ever-growing assemblage of implements and what-nots on my crafting desk. And I love that you showed me how to properly stack the impressability — I’ve been doing it *wrong* for over a week with the lovely “floral & stone” template, and was ready to send it back as “defective”. Hee! it was just me…
    Anyway, thanks for sharing––I look forward to each of these helpful videos as a creative highlight of my days this week.

  108. Wow! Love the projects and cards. The videos are always so helpful. Thanks for sharing. I have some spellbinders and would love to win the Flowers cut and fold.

  109. Enjoyed this! Did make the cute box of not having yhe dies had to decorate a different way… trying to find this spellbinders in my area no such luck yet. Can hardly wait until day four videos

  110. Thanks for the videos. They show how easy it is to use these products. Keep up the good work.

  111. Awesome Fold and tuck tech. Looks so grand and so easy. Thanks for sharing the videos and the information about the spellbinders – Loved the Fold and Tuck and also the edges(showen yesterday). Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. These projects are just breathtaking! The dies are wonderful and I want to add to my small collection! Thanks so much!

  113. I have some Nestabilites, but I didn’t know about these !!! Wow what an impact!! These will go on my wish list!! Thanks for the videos!
    Shirley K.

  114. I hadn’t seen these new Spellbinder dies yet. WOW! Your projects are so gorgeous beyond words. Thanks so much for the tutorials! Thanks for the opportunity to win these Spellbinder dies too! I would love to add them to the few I’ve gotten so far. Just WOW!

  115. These tuck and folds dies are really amazing. I have several of the other Spellbinder dies but not any of these. I hope today will be the last day I can say that.

  116. Wow! I didn’t know about these. They are so cool. Now I have to get some! Thanks for more great tutorials.

  117. Wow! I hadn’t seen these new dies before. They are amazing and your projects are gorgeous as always.

  118. I have not seen these Spellbinder products in my area. I can’t wait until they become available they are beautiful and highlighted in these great projects, thanks.

  119. I’d love to win this and try it out for myself. Thanks for all the gorgeous samples.

  120. So far, every day this week has topped the day before! I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle the suspense through the end of the week!

  121. OMG!!! These are a MUST HAVE!!! I luv the fold & tuck tech, but so hard to cut all these cuts by hand.

  122. Spellbinders keeps on coming out with really innovative products. Thanks for sharing these videos with us! =)

  123. Sophie made the Cut, Fold, Tuck look so easy! The first time I saw them I thought they looked so complicated I just glanced and turned the page. Thanks, Sophie, I am ready to try these. Your project is just beautiful.

  124. Excellent explanations as always! I have really enjoyed this week. Lovely projects as well. Thanks a lot!

  125. Spellbinders seems to have it all together. Their dies are thoughtfully created with such precision. Again I a amazed at their resourcefulness to take a difficult project and make it easy and practical for use busy crafters. Thanks for making it possible to win this amazing starter set! I hope I win!

  126. these dies are just too amazing. And the results are so pretty! The wax paper idea is good to know and then of course, recycling it for another card is a good idea too.

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