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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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Gingham Red 3/8″
[ RSN ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Techniques · Thank You

Memory Box Floral Collage and Birch Press Design Crystal Lingo Cards…

Hello everyone!  Here’s to flowers blooming everywhere!

I combined some dies for this card…nothing stamped on this one!  I LOVE this Jumbled Line Collage die…new from Memory Box.

The flowers are from the release before this last one.  I used the Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Thank You Posh Script dies.

Five of the new Memory Box Fairy Jewels and two of the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads.  I love that there are three shades for each of the 4 colors in the pads.  I used Berry Red and Lush Green.

The Jumbled Line Collage lends itself to any card size.  I made this one in the Mini Slim Size, 3 ½ by 6 inches.

Oh the leaves and berry branches are from the poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

My next card is Bright too! lol

Here’s a simple slim line card… I ink blended five colors of Distress Oxide onto a piece of cardstock using Taylored Expressions Ink blender brushes.  I let it dry overnight and heat embossed with white powder the slim line size stamp from Birch Press Design, Crystal Lingo.

The Happy and Birthday To You stamps are both from the same set and there are dies to cut out the big words.

I colored HAPPY with Copic Sketch Markers.

I used the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies to cut the stamped panel and the black layer.

It kinda reminds me of a box of crayons! lol

Some beautiful days this week here in Iowa.  We live in a big old house with two Central air units… the one for the 2nd and 3rd floor pooped out on us Tuesday. ugh ugh ugh.  I like being cool!  So, here’s hoping we can get a new unit in fast!  It could be challenging, especially sleeping.

I’ll get off and figure out what I need to do next without getting hot! lol

Some of the supplies I used to make these cards… and while I have you here… look at the June Clearance SALE at Scrapbook.com!  I found some things I needed for birthdays!  yay!  Tons of good stuff!

Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94474 Layered Fresh…
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Memory Box – 94472 Layered Daisies…
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Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Easter · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Techniques · Washi Tape

poppystamps Happy Easter and Memory Box Blossom 3D Embossing Folder Cards…


Made you smile!  I know, I know!  Thank you Jan for reminding me to add the puffy tail!  Keep scrolling for the pretty floral embossing folder card.

Grab a grass die cut it in green….add washi tape to white cardstock and die cut eggs…stamp some words…heat emboss some other words…layer it all up and you’ve got a cute card!  I’ll link what I used below.

I love using washi tape… it just adds a little bit of homespun or something!  The cute sentiments add the whimsy!

Hippity hoppity to the next card…

Here I used the NEW 3D embossing folder. I lightly spritzed the panel of Memory Box Watercolor paper with water on both sides before I ran it through my Big Shot.  Using blending brushes I blended ink on the panel with Distress Oxide inks.  I used one of the finger daubers to do the green.  I used my water droplet, clap on technique to get the white spots.  Spray water into your hand, then rub them together and clap over the panel.  I got a little green on the edges of the flowers so I went around the flower edges with a white gel pen. Oh and a few white gel pen dots on the flower centers.

The detail on this type folder is amazing!  My pictures do not do it justice!

I die cut the NEW Glade Butterfly and NEW Just a Note Posh Script dies from white cardstock and vellum.

I layered the panel onto black cardstock and then to a light yellow A2 size cardbase.

I’m really happy with how it turned out… it almost went in the trash! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun week creating!  I might be outside some!  After a dreary week last week, it looks like we’re in for some sunshine!  YAY!

ttul,

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

Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
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Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
[ STR ]
Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Pastel Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Techniques · Thank You · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Release….Send Happiness…3 Cards!

Happy Monday to you!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way!  Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.

I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp.  I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side.  I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.

The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set.  I had to recut it to get it the right size.

 

The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!

The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set.  I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.

My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol  I like it though! lol

I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!

There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.

Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.

A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.

All three cards are A2 size.

Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links!  I appreciate your support so much!

Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…

Send Happiness
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Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
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Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
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Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
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Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

 

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Techniques · Watercolor · Wreath Building

Memory Box Harvest Double Arch Card and Winter Greenery Wreath Card…

Hi cardmaking friends!  Have you tried Dave’s Die Cutting with Napkins Technique yet? I want to see what you make!  Watch it HERE, you’re gonna love it! I’ve been playing with it the last few days and it’s so much fun!

I die cut two of each arch from the NEW Harvest Double Arch die, like Dave explains in the video. Painted them and arranged them into a wreath.  It’s very easy to do because of the curve of the die cuts.

I painted with Gansai Tambi watercolors and Champagne Gold from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.

I adhered the diecut  NEW Joy Airy Script die from Gold Mirror Cardstock and using mounting tape cut in narrow strips I stuck it to the inside of the wreath.

I stamped to the world from the NEW Merry and Bright Mistletoe clear stamp set in Coffee Archival ink.

Then I glued everything to a Taylored Expressions Toffee Cardstock A2 size top folding cardbase that I cut and scored.

My next card is another wreath.  Yes I love them I guess!  They keep making appearances on my cards! lol

Here I used my homemade 4 ¼ inch template for stamping wreaths. It’s similar to Gina K’s but her’s are different sizes.  I’m sure her 4 inch or 4 ½ inch template would work too!  I made mine by die cutting two 4 ¼ inch squares in a heavyweight cardstock.  I have a Big Shot Plus which helps because you need the width when you have to cut on the diagonal to make the template this size.

I used the NEW Winter Greenery stamp set again… that smaller branch in the set… I will use the other branches soon too!  lol Scroll down or click HERE for another version of this wreath…

The berries are from the NEW Mistletoe Swag stamp set…scroll down my blog to see a card made with it or click HERE  and another card with this stamp set HERE.

I put the berries stamp on an acrylic block and just stamped them in pretty much the same place all around the wreath… you don’t really need the stamp platform or template for them.  Anyway, I didn’t use one.

The black and red cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions, Cherry Pop and Oreo…link below. I can’t remember what inks I used to stamp the greenery and berries though! ugh  Too many days since I made it.

I love the beautiful scripty font sentiments in this Winter Greenery set too… so pretty!

That’s it from me today!  Thank you for stopping by! Oh, I’m still playing with the napkin technique…I have another card but I didn’t get a frame cut just right so I think I’m going to make it over. ugh.  😀

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94304 Harvest Double…
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Memory Box – 94297 Simple Poinsettia…
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Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box WINTER GREENERY Clear…
[ SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS | BLT ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]