Friday, July 13, 2018

Sneak Peek Week: Introducing Sliding Window Die with Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to the final day of our fall release sneak peek week!  Of course I truly love everything that we have, but I think I just might have saved one of the best for last.  There are just so many possibilities for our new Sliding Window dies and I seriously can't wait to see how you guys use them.  

I think for these dies you are only limited by your imagination so pull up a chair and check out today's cards.  Also make sure to scroll down for the video I created (gasp) and for a special offer for free shipping this weekend.  ;)

Card No. 1: So these dies create a window in the center of your card front with a sliding pop-up window where you have have hidden messages and other surprises below. This was the first one I created so I kept my design fairly simple and just heat embossed my sentiments below the sliders.  Love how the trees from our Woodland Border dies look when popped up.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Pumpkin Patch Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Dies, Woodland Borders, Fall Kiddos & Happy Harvest Stamps and new 6x6 patterned papers

And here's the front view of the card before it has been popped up...  I used papers from our Classic Gingham, Gingham Jewel Tones & Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper packs, along with the clouds from our Comic Strip Everyday die, pumpkins from our Happy Harvest Stamps and the boy pulling the wagon from Fall Kiddos.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Pumpkin Patch Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Dies

Card No. 2:  For this card I started by coloring my scene on a A2 sized cardstock panel before cutting the front with the sliding window die.  I die-cut masks for the clouds from full adhesive post it notes using cloud dies from our Rain or Shine, Sunny Sentiments and Comic Strip Everyday dies.  

For my little leaf pile I cut several masks of the leaves from our Fall Kiddos set and went to work moving them around as I stamped the pile one by one.  When I was done, I colored in the background with a darker brown and filled in the ground with quick brush strokes using my Copic marker to create the look of grass. I then added my girl to the top of the heap which I had fussy cut out, being careful to not adhere the top portion of her hat that pops up.  I then finished my card front with a sentiment from the Happy Harvest set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Girl with Pile of Leaves Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Here's a view of the card when the sliding window has been popped up... As I was starting to get a little bit more into my groove, I started to think through what I wanted to show on my sliding pop-up and down below my scene. Flat designs help the slider move smoothly so I masked off these the leaves and clouds and did all my coloring before assembling the card which wasn't the case in some of my earlier card designs where I tried to figure that out after the card was assembled.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Kiddos Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No. 3: For my third card I combined our Nutty For You die together with our Beautiful Autumn stamps.  I started by stamping the leaves and acorns onto my A2 sized card panel and coloring the images with Copics.  I then masked off the images and inked on some distress inks, first in Peacock Feathers and then mixing in some Broken China to better match my striped paper from the Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper pack.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Leaves & Acorn Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

The 3-1/4" x 4-7/8" panel that you cut to pull on and operate the sliding window is a third opportunity for embellishment with a hidden surprise.  For this card I used a contrasting color of patterned paper which I stamped with a custom sentiment using our Sweet Script stamps.  I decided to switch things up and use a piece of ribbon as my pull tab.  To counterbalance the extra thickness of the ribbon, I also die-cut a circular notch from the front of my card base, choosing to go with a side-folding card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Nutty For You Acorn Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No.4:  This is another early experiment with a prototype of the dies.  I had all my papers cut and the card assembled before knew how I would embellish it which is very doable, but also limited me in some of my design choices.  I had already adhered my rainbow created with our Sunny Semi Circle dies when I screwed up the stamping of my sentiment and needed a way to cover my mistake.  I decided I would use it as an opportunity for embellishment so I pieced together and elongated our Fancy Frames Square dies, snipping them off where they hid behind my rainbow and re-stamped my sentiment from our Sunny Sentiments set on a contrasting piece of paper.  In the end I actually like how it turned out better than my original plan, but it took some work scoring the frame to match the folds of the window.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Some Days You Just Have To Create Your Own Rainbow Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die


And here's the view inside the pop-up with the sentiment continued on the inside... This was a really simple way to quickly add a fun surprise below using a single color of ink using images from our Sunny Sentiment stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Rainbow, Clouds & Sunshine Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No.5: Here's my second take on the previous card, this time planning the various layers beforehand.  As I was working on my other card, I really had wished I could have some colored rainbows on the reveal so for my video today I decided to use this card as my example and have a second go at it using our Rain or Shine stamps for the stamped rainbows.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Rainbow, Clouds & Sunshine Pop-up Card using Sliding Window & Sunny Semi Circle dies

As one last project for the day I created a trio of gift tags using one of the three bonus dies from the set that would be perfect for adding to the top of a birthday present on the go.  At 1-5/8" x 2-3/4" they are also a great size for mass producing for the holidays.  


I used a mix of Gingham Jewel Tones, Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones and Preppy Prints for my paper and our Christmas Icons set to stamp the "to" and "from".
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gift Tags using Sliding Window Dies & New 6x6 Patterned Papers

Miracles of all Miracles I actually created a video sharing our entire fall release as well as a tutorial using the sliding window dies (at the 11:10 mark) that you can view in HD on our YouTube channel HERE. :)



Due to overwhelming popularity the Sliding Window die has already sold out, but is now available as a pre-order.  Orders that include the die will be held and sent out when more come back in stock on approximately July 30th. Thank you for your patience.

Here's a set of printable step-by-step instructions (click on image to view larger):
Sunny Studio Stamps: Instructions for Sliding Window Pop-Up Dies

And here's a peek at this month's mini die freebie that comes automatically with orders placed this weekend. Sadly we received very limited supplies this time so they may not last long.  ;)

Please note: The leaf dies are now gone and will be substituted with our previously released mini flower die.



Weekend Offer: Receive free shipping on all retail orders over $25 shipping within the USA using the promo code FREESHIP today through Monday at 11:59 pm PST.  :)

I'm so excited you've joined me for today's sneak peek and I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, July 15th. :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a full look at the new sliding window dies featured today...
Sunny Studio Stamps: Sliding Window Pop-up Die with bonus tag & stitched label dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
Christmas Icons Stamps
Christmas Icons Stamps
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Rain or Shine Dies
Rain or Shine Dies
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Rain or Shine Stamps
Rain or Shine Stamps
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Sunny Semi Circles Dies
Sunny Semi Circles Dies
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Sunny Sentiments Dies
Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Sunny Sentiments Stamps
Sunny Sentiments Stamps
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Sweet Script Stamps
Sweet Script Stamps
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Sunny Studio
Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
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Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Sunny Studio
Preppy Prints 6x6 Paper
Preppy Prints 6x6 Paper
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Sunny Studio
Beautiful Autumn Stamps
Beautiful Autumn Stamps
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Comic Strip Everyday Dies
Comic Strip Everyday Dies
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Sunny Studio
Fall Kiddos Stamps
Fall Kiddos Stamps
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Happy Harvest Stamps
Happy Harvest Stamps
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Sunny Studio
Nutty For You Dies
Nutty For You Dies
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Woodland Borders Dies
Woodland Borders Dies
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Sunny Studio


77 comments:

  1. This die - I'm so in love! Fabulous cards with it, too!

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  2. Cute cards. Can’t wait to buy the sliding window die and gnome stamp set. Thanks for all the great product and ideas.

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  3. I love this slider due! So many possibilities! This whole release is great! (Hard to think of fall though when its 95* outside...lol)

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  4. I LOVE the slider.... the RAINBOW CARD IS JUST AMAZING! I could stare at it all day!

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  5. I am most excited about the sliding window die.

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  6. Love this new slider window die, as you said the possibilities are endless! Very cute cards, especially the large acorn slider card. ♥

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  7. I really like the Happy Harvest Stamps and this Sliding Window Die. Love your cards and tags!

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  8. Thanks for the video and the tutorial on the slider
    cards - love it! And that's what I am most excited
    about this release! How fun. And I love the tag in
    that set as well. Can't wait to get that die set.

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  9. Awesome new die!!! Love all the new stamps and dies well done Mendi!😁👍👍

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  10. The Slider window die is a fab set - loving the project - so many dies, so many stamps, so many papers I want in my crafting room to use - fabulous products - tfs

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  11. OMG! This new die is awesome! This is the one I'm most excited for.

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  12. Love,love your Sliding Window die and all the fun cards you created with it.

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  13. Such fun and happy projects! Amazing new products,love the fancy frames dies.

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  14. I think the gnome set may be at the top of my list. Love the giant acorn and the kids, too.

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  15. I love the interactive Sliding Window Card. Congratulations on your new release.!-Maria Giselle B.

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  16. So fun! That sliding window is just wonderful! Love the kids!!

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  17. Squeee! Love the Sliding Window!!! It's run to the top of my wishlist!!

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  18. I am excited for happy harvest stamps & dies, all 4 new paper pads (drooling over the jewel tones) happy thoughts stamps (great for inside of cards also) fall flicks filmstrip dies, and the beautiful autumn stamps & dies. I love the whole release but those are the first ones I must have. Another awesome release!!!

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  19. ANother fantastic release! Love it all

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  20. Most excited about the Beautiful Autumn set and the Sliding Window Dies! What an awesome release... congrats!

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  21. The Sliding Window Die set is fabulous!! I love all of your examples. Great inspiration.

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  22. I love the new stamps and dies. That new interactive die is fabulous.

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  23. The sliding window die is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Love the sliding window die - this is amazing! So excited to get my hands on these goodies!

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  25. Mendi, your release is great....my favorite is te Sliding Window Die....so many cute cards can be made with that....thanks...hugs

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  26. oh my love these cards - this is my favorite die by far !!!!!

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  27. That is such a cool die! I love your examples too, especially the rainbow card!

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  28. I’m probably most excited about the Comic Strip Everyday die.
    Adorable cards and tags today.

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  29. Love the window slider die. Great cards in today’s post.

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  30. Love the new sliding die. Great new release. Lovely ideas.

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  31. The new Sliding Window Die looks really fun! I love an interactive card!

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  32. Fabulous projects! Such a great die! I think I'm most excited for the gnomes - so cute!

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  33. Fantastic projects and I love the easel effect this die creates. My favourites are the Fall Kiddos, Happy Thoughts and this Slider Window die. Thanks for all the inspiration shared this week.

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  34. WOW!! This Sliding Window Die is sensational!! And I absolutely love the cards made with it!
    Congratulations on yet another winning release!!

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  35. Well the sliding Window die just hit the top of my wish list!

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  36. Wow! Love the sliding window set! It will make things so much easier!

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  37. Wow! Wow! Wow! I couldn't love this new release more. Well done Mendi! I love all of the new products, but I'm a sucker for interactive cards so your sliding window die is my fave!

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  38. The window die is so cool! Love the rainbow card.

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  39. I haven't used stand alone dies much, but I'd love to learn more about them! Usually I just stamp and cut out what I've stamped, either with dies or a machine.

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  40. I'm soooo Excited about this slider card!!!! Love anything rainbow!!!

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  41. You have absolutely outdone yourself with this amazing release! I can't pick just one favorite. All the new paper packs, the filmstrip, comic strip and slider card die sets have all went straight to the top of my wish list. Congratulations on such a fabulous new fall release!

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  42. Your sliding window die is great. I also like your happy thoughts - cute font and some words that I have been looking for :)

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  43. I am most excited about the Comic Strip Everyday Dies.

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  44. This is an awesome release, so many neat products.

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  45. That slider window die is going straight into my shopping cart! ❤️

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  46. I love them all LOL. However, if I have to pick then I do always love sentiments, they really are so versatile and can add so much to any card just by changing out the sentiment.

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  47. Your cards are so cool! I am really excited for these new sliding window dies :) Can't wait to try them out!

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  48. Wow! After seeing the cool cards on Jennifer McGuire's blog today and the fun ones you made, this die is at the top of my list! It's really unique and fun. Of course I'm late seeing it so I'll have to order it to arrive later. Great release!

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  49. Oh my !! Your Sliding Window die is such a brilliant creation !!! And to answer the giveaway question, I’d love the all release, as usual ! But I kinda have a special for the Fruit Cocktail stamp set.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  50. Sunny snippets for sure is what Iam most excited for. I will adding this one to my stash 4 sure!!!

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  51. I love the slider card die! Can't wait until it's back in stock! Congratulations on the sell out!

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  52. eeeeep! that slider window die was bound to be a hit!

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  53. I am super excited for the slider window die!

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  54. So much fun! I
    love the Comic
    Strip Everyday
    dies.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. Sliding window die looks like a must have. I'm always looking for creative ideas for family photos for the holidays - and this looks like it could be just the ticket!

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  56. another great release. love the slider die. no wonder i sold out

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  57. Awesome cards! I am really excited about this slide card die set!

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  58. Golly, I love the colors so much. The sliding window die is very cool.

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  59. OH my goodness! I love the slide card die set. I remembered attempting to make a slide card years ago and it was really easy to get confused and say oh forget it! Now there's a die!!! Yay!! Thank you thank you! Can't wait to get one! It's a must have :)

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  60. I am so sad , I now have to wait for the sliding card die to come back in stock. This die set along with the cute gnome set are gonna be favorites!!

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  61. I love how you’re making interactive cards easier to produce! This is a great release all the way around. I’m especially excited about the colorful and bright paper pads and the comic strip die with the home images.
    Thanks for making all your products come to life with your creative designs!

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  62. All of the new release stamps and dies are adorable but that acorn die and the fall stamps are my favorites. The sliding window die is really creative too

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  63. So I'm packing up for a vacation trip and I took a break to check out your new releases. All of these are amazing but I am doing cartwheels over the cute gnomes and the Fall Kiddos set.

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  64. I’m very excited for the new slider pop up dies. What a cool card! Best interactive card I’ve seen in a long time, thanks to whoever designed it!

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  65. An awesome release this month, in love with the slider die for sure.

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  66. Oh my goodness, I just love the sliding window die! Amazing cards!

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  67. Everything in the release is soooo cute! Picking a favorite is almost impossible! Guess I would have to pick the sliding window die - no wait, I’d pick the Happy Harvest stamp set or maybe the comic strip dies or all the paper packs or...............!

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  68. What a fun idea! Love this slider! The jewel paper is fabulous too!

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  69. Awesome new products! I especially love the sliding window die. Can’t wait to get it!

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  70. Super fun release!! Loving the papers and comic strip die!

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  71. I think I am the most excited for the new paper . . . love the new papers, although the window die might be a close second!

    Chris L.

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  72. What fantastic creations! So excited for the new papers. So rich and yummy! The whole release is just fabulous ♥

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  73. ADORABLE Fun new products! I am most excited for your new paper sets! Especially the PREPPY PRINTS and the GINGHAM JEWEL TONES set!!

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