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NEW Memory Box Christmas Release!

Hi everyone!  Excitement is in the air…well…because NEW Christmas stuff to play with!  YAY!

For today’s card I combined three NEW dies with two old dies.

NEW Classic Pair of Ice Skates die…all laced up and hanging on the Large Vintage Sled.

NEW Pine Needle Frame and NEW Alpine Snowflakes because what’s a card without pine and snow?! lol

I used the Curled Holly Branch to embellish the sled.  I cut the holly off the curl. I love the detail on this holly die!

Then I adhered it all to a TE Corn Blue cardstock A2 size panel, then to an A2 size white cardbase.

The only thing I used my favorite thin mounting tape for is the sled.

I did die cut three of the skates and glued them together to make them more like a chipboard piece.

The woodgrain cardstock on the sled is from Memory Box and the woodgrain paper on the sole of the skates is a pattern paper.

A little bit of Gathered Twigs Distress ink brushed on with a mini ink blending tool.

Some TE sugar cube pigment ink brushed on the pine also with a mini ink blending tool.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Holler if you have any questions!  I have some more dies put together that I’m working on cards for… ‘Tis the season! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Links to what I used…click on the alphabet abbreviations to see the product.

Memory Box – 94687 Pine Needle Frame…
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Memory Box – 94674 Classic Pair of…
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Memory Box – 94680 Alpine Snowflakes…
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Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
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Memory Box – 94496 Large Vintage Sled…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Gumdrop
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Fall · Halloween · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Halloween Assemblage and Rickety House Cards and a chance to win!

Boo!  Happy Saturday! Two more cute halloween cards to share today then it’s on to the NEW Christmas releases from Memory Box and poppystamps!  I hope you’re enjoying and creating with all the new releases! hehe

Here’s the Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock out to play again!  I used white glossy on the Boo but it’s hard to tell it in the pictures.  I should’ve used it on the ghost and cobweb too! lol

A2 size card…. links below to the dies I used.

Next up, some more purple and orange goodness!

Oxide inks came out to play… two purples and two oranges blended on white cardstock.  Then a cloud stencil with white pigment ink brushed on over the top of the purples and oranges.

Spatter on some black and white watercolor inks.

Die cut the ink blended panel with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die before inking.

The ghost on this card is from the NEW Whittle Creatures die. (in my previous post also)

Sentiment is from Memory Box clear stamp set Halloween Pumpkin.

A2 size card.

I hope you enjoyed this little mini series from me for halloween!  Here’s my other two posts with cards from this Memory Box and poppystamps release…. HERE and HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!

I have a couple halloween dies to giveaway!  Comment for a chance to win!

 

 

 

Shopping links to what I used to make these two cards…click on the blue store abbreviations to see.

Poppystamps – 2495 Halloween…
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Poppystamps – 2491 Leafy Branch Oval…
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Poppystamps – 2473 Boo Poe Script…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box – 94632 Rickety House…
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Poppystamps – 2498 Whittle Creatures…
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Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Fall · Halloween · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps

poppystamps Cat Collage Card, Whittle Creatures Card and Jack O Lantern Frame Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s Black, Orange and Purple season!  But isn’t this black NEW Cat Collage amazing die cut in Memory Box black glossy cardstock!  I love the thickness of it….I use a piece of copy paper folded in half for a shim when I die cut it.

Memory Box NEW Happy Halloween Posh Script die cut directly in the glossy card front panel then an orange die cut inlaid into it.  Be sure to keep the centers of the letters!

An easy alternative to gluing!  I put scor-tape on the back side, flip it over and inlay the die and letter centers. I use scor-tape a lot!

I had a scrap of brayered cardstock that wasn’t good enough to make the keep pile.  It worked perfectly for die cutting the background for the cat and the windows of the NEW poppystamps Twisted Houses die!

A2 size card.

Next up is a cute, cute card using the NEW poppystamps Whittle Creatures die set.

Aren’t they cute?  oh, I already said that! lol  They’ve got personality!

I die cut in white and copic colored.  So easy because the only little pieces are the faces. I put a little piece of scor-tape on the backs, then insert the little pieces with a pick up tool. Works great!

I decided to go postal!  Memory Box Postage Square Layers for the white layer, Stitched Square Layers for the bluish green layer.  I had to cut the black layer with a paper trimmer.

The broom is from the NEW Whittle Witch die.

Then I needed words!  I landed on this poppystamps Marzipan Greetings clear set.  A bunch of fun sentiments in this set.  Love it!

Mini Slimline size card.

My next card is CAS or QAE!

Mini Slimline size card again using the NEW poppystamps Jack O Lantern Frame die.

I die cut it in TE candycorn cardstock.  Colored with copics, the branches brown and the leaves green, coloring right over the orange cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps Boo Pie Script die in Memory Box black glossy cardstock.  So fun!  A smiling Jack O Lantern just trying to scare you! ha!

I have TWO more Halloween cards to show you tomorrow!  Then….guess what?!  More NEW coming!  Be watching!

Thank you for clicking over and making it through my long post! I kinda got carried away with a three day cardmaking marathon this week. eek! I didn’t mean to scare you! lol 

Below are links to the products I used to make these three cards…click the letter abbreviations in blue to see the product!  Thank you!

Poppystamps – 2496 Cat Collage craft die
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Poppystamps – 2500 Twisted Houses…
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Memory Box – 94585 Happy Halloween…
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Poppystamps – 2498 Whittle Creatures…
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Poppystamps – 2499 Whittle Witch…
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Open Studio dies – Stitched Square…
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Open Studio Postage Square Layers
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Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
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Poppystamps – 2497 Jack O Lantern…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Creole Spice ink pad
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – 3.31 Inch…
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Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Slimline · Winter

Birch Press Design Piped Icing Star Merry Christmas Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Getting festive here on the blog today!  I love this folky Christmas ‘look’!  I’ve never been a cookie decorator but now I can with paper! lol

Die cut the star in TE Toffee Cardstock and ink with Vintage Photo. Die cut the icing in white and copic color the star center border.

Same idea with the new BPD Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline.

I added holly leaves and berries from the new BPD Herbarium Plate Layer A.  TE Cherry Pop and Sweet Basil cardstocks inked with Vintage Photo ink also.

hmmm…now I’m looking at it and wondering if it needed some fairy glitter glue highlights?! lol

I used the thin mounting tape that I love so well to mount everything to the Cherry Pop panel.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

I hope you get some time for cardmaking this week!  It brings me JOY especially this time of year! Getting festive!

Thank you for stopping by.  I always love hearing from you! 

Here’s the products I used to make this card… click on the letters in the brackets to see.

Birch Press Design – 57454 Piped…
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Birch Press Design – 57478…
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Birch Press Design – 57458 Herbarium…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]
Grafix Essentials Artist-Tac Dot…
[ STR ]
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen – Squeeze & Roll…
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All Occasion · cards · Christmas · copics · Fall · Memory Box · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box STAMPtember Collaboration!

Welcome to my blog, it’s that time of year! STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and a collaboration with Memory Box! I have two cards to share…

The stamp set has beautiful botanical images and sentiments! I hope you will love it too!

Beautiful images to color!  I used Copic Sketch Markers for my cards today. G21, 24, 28, 29 for the greens. R24, 37, 39 for the berries.

There’s a coordinating die for the set also.  I didn’t have it so I used my scan n cut to cut it out.

I always love coloring the reds and greens for Christmas.

I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black Ink. These stamps stamp beautifully!

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The next card is an Autumn card…

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers again.  I loved coloring these images… very easy open spaces which would work with all coloring mediums. E11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 for the flower.  YG91, 93, 95, 97 for the leaves. YR02, YR18, E07 for the berries.

I’ll link up below the other products I used on these two cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you click away, be sure to come back and click through my link again and I’ll get credit at no expense to you!  I appreciate it so much!

Enjoy STAMPtember!

Here’s the products I used on these two cards…

Memory Box STAMPtember Exclusive…
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Memory Box STAMPtember Exclusive…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA…
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Memory Box CLEAR Fairy Jewels jwl001
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Memory Box PINPOINT LEAF PLATE Craft…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING…
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Memory Box AUTUMN Fairy Jewels jwl004
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Birch Press Design Adornment Santa Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s looking a little festive here today!  A super cute Santa in classic Memory Box style!  I love it!

This is the NEW Adornment Santa die from Birch Press Design.  Die cuts in white, a flesh color and red cardstocks.

I added a couple dies that aren’t available anymore, the holly and the postage frame.  I know we all have a collection though! hoho

Be Merry is heat embossed with white embossing powder and this sentiment from the BPD Contempo Christmas Greetings. There is a circle surrounding it but I didn’t ink it.

HOHOHO is from Poppystamps Marzipan Alphabet die set.

My plaid pattern paper is from Dashing Holiday Memory Box 6×6 paper pad.

My card turned out 4 ½ in x 6 ½ inches so it will fit in an A7 envelope and post for one forever postage stamp!

So happy with this card!  Yay!  I hope you like it too!

Tomorrow night at midnight EST, I’ll have a Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember post with a collaboration!  You can guess with who! lol

talk to you again soon!

Here’s what I used for this card…

Birch Press Design – 57482 Adornment…
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Poppystamps – CB504 Marzipan Alphabet…
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Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Flowers · Get Well · Gina K Designs · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  I have some cards to post using the NEW for STAMPtember sentiment set called ‘Extra Talkative’.  So many sentiments in the set I ended up with five cards!  This is a big set with dies to match but I didn’t get the dies to use.  You’ll see how beautifully they ink up and stamp!

Here’s my first card…

I made three Mini Slimline cards and two A2 size cards…

What great words of encouragement!  Everyone can use that now and then!  I’m sending this one to myself! lol

Besides the Extra Talkative set I used two new sets from Memory Box.  Leafy Branch Oval and Fanciful Fall Leaves.

 

Next up…

How cute is this ‘Hi.’! So cute!  I cut some strips with a Waffleflower die, stamped four sentiments from the set on each strip with matching ink. ATG to the card…thin mounting tape to mount the HI circle.

Next…

Another CAS card.  Here I used a Gina K Designs die set, Botanical Duo.  I cut it in white and inked it with regular Distress Inks and ink blending brushes.  Scrap paper to protect each part from the other color.

I stamped the sentiment in the MISTI…taped on another one of those strips, I cut too many, tied on the thin Mayarts twine and it was done!

Now for the two A2 size cards…

Brayering Kaleidacolor ink pad colors onto Hammermill Color Copy 100# cardstock.  I love how this cardstock keeps the color vibrant!

The Botanical Duo die in Glossy Black cardstock and two sentiments from the set again.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die for the brayered white panel.

Next…

More encouragement from this card! These sentiments stamped so beautifully.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.  It’s my favorite for stamping black sentiments.  I used the MISTI also.

I added a few black enamel dots on the berries… just enough to make it a little ‘extra’!

Just reading these cards is helping put the smile back on my face today!  Hope it’s an encouragement to you also!

Here’s a special code from SSS for an ‘extra’ to put a smile on your face today too! I’ll list the clickable links to the other products I used at the bottom of this post… Have fun shopping and if you click to another blog but want to shop through my links, just come back and click through one of my links again and it will track to me.  You know I appreciate it and wish I knew who to send thank yous too!

Have a wonderful extended weekend!  We always try to get something done around the house cuz…it’s Labor Day. ha! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…talk to you again soon!

Clickable shopping links to the NEW release and below, what I used on these cards…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies EXTRA…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps EXTRA…
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Poppy Stamps LEAFY BRANCH OVAL Die 2491
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Poppy Stamps FANCIFUL FALL LEAVES Die…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Simon Says Stamp DETAIL ROUND…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Waffle Flower VERTICAL STRIPES Die…
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Memory Box STITCHED CIRCLE LAYERS…
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Gina K Designs BOTANICAL DUO Dies…
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Tim Holtz MEDIUM Distress Brayer…
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Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
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Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK GLITTER…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

NEW poppystamps Harvest Oval Frame and Fanciful Fall Leaves Card…

Hi everyone! Are you thinking of Fall colors these days?  Is this you?  There’s something about every season that I love but Christmas is my fave.  I truly miss the Summer nights when it’s light until almost ten though!

I started with a die cut A2 size piece of Canson Bristol from their orange pad.  Using ink blending brushes and regular Distress Ink pads I started with Peeled Paint at the bottom, added a little Forest Moss, then moved to Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge, then the top is Wild Honey!

Yes there is a pattern.  I took an old Memory Box stencil, Raymelle #88541, but any stencil would work,  laid it over my inked panel and with a wet paper towel I dabbed off the color through the stencil.  I LOVE it!  I kept it very subtle…didn’t take off much ink really.

I die cut the NEW Harvest Oval Frame four times from natural color cardstock and glued them together instead of using foam tape this time.  Glued them directly to the inked card panel

I die cut the leaves and acorns from the NEW Fanciful Fall Leaves die in the same Bristol cardstock and inked with the same ink pads that I did the card panel.

I forgot to say that I heat set the ink blended panel with my heat tool and heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder before I glued on the oval.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Harvest Love and Kindness clear stamp set.  I inked it with Black pigment ink because I get a sharper image using black then using clear ink, in the MISTI so I could do it over and over a few times so I get a good coating but I don’t squish it to death when I’m stamping it. I have a press tool that our grandson 3D printed for me… I really like having it.  I know there are several out there on the market.

I think that’s it! This would be an easy card to make multiples of.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you’re enjoying the new releases from Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Design!

Here’s the products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2492 Harvest Oval Frame…
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Poppystamps – 2493 Fanciful Fall…
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Memory Box – CL5262-D Harvest Love…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Butter Mints
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Halloween · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags

Memory Box NEW Halloween/Fall Release!

BOO! aka Hello! Time to get inky for Fall!  Sharing three projects I made with the NEW Memory Box release!

I’ll start with this cute BOO to YOU!  The Fancy Gate Globe is NEW.  I paired it with the Snowglobe Backer die to make this hanging or it stands too, tag.

The ghosts are from the NEW Ghosts in the Forest die set and the sentiment is the NEW Boo Posh Script!  So cute!

I inked a background piece I cut with the Nested Globes die set and inked with purple inks and an ink blending brush. (it’s a brighter purple IRL)

This was a quick tag to make!

Linking my tag to the Everybody Art Challenge – Tag

Next up is an A2 size card I made with the NEW Ghosts in the Forest die set.

I die cut the scene out of Memory Box’s black glossy cardstock and the ghosts out of white glossy cardstock.  I love how it looks IRL.

I inked an A2 size panel for the back with oranges and purples and spattered water, white paint and black paint on to it.

I added the NEW Rickety House die cut in the same glossy black cardstock.  For the windows, I die cut the house in white and left the windows in the cut, colored them with a Copic yellow marker, then glued the white to the back of the black house.

I used the NEW Happy Halloween Posh Script die for the sentiment.  Die cut in black glossy and an orange from my scraps.

Not really spooky but sure is cute!

Next up is the NEW Creepy Cabin die!  This one is really CAS and probably took me the longest because I couldn’t decide whether to color it or not! lol  In the end, leaving it white won out.

It’s not so creepy anyway! haha

I inked a purple-ish background, cut everything in white.

I used the Wooded Glen Collage die from a previous release for the top layer.  Then a few pumpkins I got inky from the Pile of Pumpkins die.  The stems I colored with a Copic marker.

Layered them up with that thin thin foam mounting tape I like.

Oh, I stamped Hello from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set from a previous release.

This card is 5 ½ inches square. A nice size… I like it!

I’ll link everything below.

And thank you so much for clicking over.  I’ll be back…so much I want to make!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these three cards…

Memory Box – 94623 Fancy Gate Globe…
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Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
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Memory Box – 94491 Snowglobe Backer…
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Memory Box – 94587 Boo Posh Script…
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Memory Box – 94622 Ghosts in the…
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Memory Box – 94632 Rickety House…
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Memory Box – 94585 Happy Halloween…
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Memory Box – 94634 Creepy Cabin craft…
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Memory Box – 94505 Wooded Glen…
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Poppystamps – 2403 Pile of Pumpkins…
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Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Birch Press Design Herbarium Plate and Adornment Dove Card…


I’m back!  I didn’t put the glitter cardstock pads away! 

Another die cut and glue fast and easy card you could mass produce! 

Using the NEW Birch Press Design Herbarium plate Layer A and NEW Adornment Dove dies!

I die cut layer A in the blue green and green.  I had to shim the blue green layer with a folded piece of copy paper to completely cut it (the glitter cardstock is thick) so I knew when I ran the green piece through, it wouldn’t completely cut out the design.  When you layer the green under the blue green it really adds to the depth if it has the design partially cut into it.  I should’ve taken a picture!  I hope that makes sense! 

I added two strips of 2 inch scor-tape on the back of the green layer to make sure all the pieces stayed in it and then I just used that to adhere it to a white A2 cardbase.

I glued the blue green layer over the green layer with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

I die cut the solid backer Adornment Dove die in the champagne-ish color glitter cardstock and the outline Adornment Dove in white glitter cardstock.  

I LOVE that there’s a backer die for this dove!


Die cut the berries with scraps of red glitter cardstock… there are only three sets of berries, so easy to glue in if you put small pieces scro-tape on the back of the blue green layer before adhering it to the green layer. 

Die cut the Peace Honey Script die from red and white glitter cardstock and glue it on.  I used small pieces of mounting tape on the leg of the ‘p’ and behind the ‘c’.

Easy! yay!  Another card done…almost… I didn’t stamp the inside yet!  I’ll be sorry later! haha

Thank you for stopping by to see this.  It’s so pretty IRL.  I wish I was a professional photographer that could capture the true glitter and sparkly of this cardstock! 

I’m thinking this dove could be made into an ornament and even layered on a gift loosely with a tag!  So pretty!

Challenges…

Jingle Belles Rock – Blue Christmas

My Time To Craft Christmas – Winter Holiday Decorations for Christmas cards

Beyond the Blue – glitter and sequins

 

ok – talk to you again soon!

Supplies and Dies I used on this card…

Birch Press Design – 57458 Herbarium…
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Birch Press Design – 57479 Adornment…
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Birch Press Design PEACE HONEY SCRIPT…
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Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Winter

Birch Press Design Christmas Ornament Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone! Welcome to my attempt to show how glittery amazing this glitter cardstock from Memory Box is and how fun to use it with this new BPD release!  I’m sitting here looking at the real card wishing I could just show it to you IRL because it is so sparkly and pretty!!!

This was a fast card to make…all die cutting and so easy with a pad of 6×6 glitter cardstock!

Here it is from the side.  I die cut a white cardstock base with the easel die in the set, then I die cut from the glitter paper and glued it to the white card die cut.  Because of the 6 x 6 size of the glitter cardstock, I had to make it in two pieces.  It worked fine, you really can’t tell it. 

I’m going to say it again… it was so easy to make! lol  Cut and glue!  This would be a great card for a class or a cardmaker get together!

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the BPD Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp and die set but I couldn’t decide if I wanted on the card for the pictures!  So it’s laying off to the side.  I will glue it on when I send it.

So pretty too… just glam it up!

It could easy be made into an ornament to hang on the tree or a gift tag!

It folds up so nice and will easily fit in an A2 envelope and mail for one postage stamp.

I added a Memory Box Christmas Fairy Drop in red on the bow.  Boom!  Done!  Taking pictures, trying to capture glitter cardstock took longer! 

***Bonus – None of this glitter comes off!!!  Thank you Memory Box! lol

Thank you for visiting today!  

 

 

 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57455 Christmas…
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Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
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Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
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Memory Box – Christmas Fairy Dewdrops
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Techniques · Wreath Building

Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
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Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Gingham Red 3/8″
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Sending You Some Vitamin Sea!

Hi everyone! Check out the latest release from Memory Box, ‘June Island Vacation’!  I had fun playing with these products!

I embossed the fish with the NEW Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder, then I used the NEW coordinating Ocean Fish stencil set to color the fish!  It worked great!

I have no idea what colors these fish should be! lol  I used my mug of dye ink blender brushes!  I didn’t add any ink, I just used the ink that was in the brushes and used the green, blue and bluegreen brushes over yellow.  Orange and red together on the other!

The Ocean Fish Folder comes with matching dies, so I die cut the fish after coloring.

For the background piece, I used the Memory Box Underwater 3d embossing folder on white cardstock, then used my Distress Oxide blender brushes to add color.  Again, just the color that was in the brushes.  I guess I was too lazy to get out the ink pads!  Funny girl yesterday! lol

I used mounting tape to mount the fish to the background piece and added some clear Fairy Drops.

The sentiment is heat embossed from the Deep Blue Ocean clear stamp set released last year.  Awesome sentiments and images in this set.  Dies to match too!

I saw Memory Box Dave’s card on the Memory Box website using the Kelp Collage die, also from last year so I used it too!

The last thing I did was add some clear glitter pen to the fish.  I love how it makes it look like shimmery fish!

This will be a fun card to send to someone feeling under the weather.  I love vitamin C anyway… it’s a staple around this house! lol

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Blending In

Double D Challenges – Creatures In/Under the Sea

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card and it made you smile.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box OCEAN FISH 3D Embossing…
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Memory Box – 88623 Ocean Fish Stencil
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Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
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Memory Box – EF1012 Underwater 3D…
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Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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Gina K Designs SET OF 10 BLENDING…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle…
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Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Memory Box · Pop up card · Taylored Expressions

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up Birthday Beach Card…

I have a few of these interactive cards to share with you in the next few days.  The kids all have them now.  I forgot to take a picture to show that it fits in an envelope but it does!

I used some Lawn Fawn stamp sets for the images and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

I sure had fun coloring these.  I used Copic Sketch markers and a little white gel pen.

I had to make the sun because I didn’t have a big enough sun die.  I used a Memory Box slimline die and stitch circle die.

I use pattern paper for the interactive platform die cut.  It works better if it’s not a heavyweight cardstock, in my opinion.

I found a yo yo stamp in a Paper Smooches stamp set.  This card is for Henry and he’s quite the yo yo expert!  I love it!

Holler if you have any questions!  My last photo is a phone picture…a little bit different color wise.

Linking to some Card Challenges…

Double D Challenge – Beach Time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lawn Fawnatics – Summertime Fun

Thank you Lawn Fawn for featuring my pop up on your blog… HERE

Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope my card made you smile and think about relaxing!  If you were handing outside here this week, you’d get blown away!  lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card…

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Simple Strips Background
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