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Craft Studio Tour - Featuring Einat Kessler

Posted by Graphic 45 08/15/2017 70 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Cards,Home Decor,Craft Studio Tour,

Hello, G45ers!

  It is Tuesday, and today we have a terrific craft studio tour by our talented Brand Ambassador, Einat Kessler, a ton of helpful tips, and a trio of her tantalizing projects. That is a tough to top triple feature of craft inspiration coming your way! Her projects feature Cafe Parisian, Policy Envelopes, and more! Be sure to treat yourself to it all below. 


 

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Craft Studio Tour
By Einat Kessler

 

Hi Crafty friends, Einat Kessler here with a grand tour of my creative studio. This is the space where all the creative magic happens!

My studio is not very big so I have to find space for all my supplies, and that is not always an easy task. I basically use all the free space I have, and that includes walls and under my working desk.

 

Storage Tip #1: Go high! Utilize the height of the walls, and store supplies you don’t need every day on high shelves so you’ll have more free space where you need it! I got some shelves from IKEA so I can adjust the space between the shelves as well.

 

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Storage Tip #2: go vertical! I don’t store my pages according to theme, color or pattern. I remember each page that I have (don’t ask me how) and where it is, so where I need it I can get it. The only requirement is that they’ll be upright so I’ll be able to flip through them.

 

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I didn’t want to buy the plastic boxes to store my papers so I created my own. Fortunately, my husband’s shoe size is large enough so the shoe boxes are a perfect fit for a 12X12 paper while standing on their side. I cut out the top of the box and covered it with strong bookbinding special paper. It makes the box strong especially at the seams. Then I covered the front with a better color paper because I didn’t like the bookbinding paper color.

 

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This is the organizer I built from toilet paper rolls is now sitting on my desk.

 

Storage Tip #3: Recycle! Instead of buying storage solutions create them yourselves with materials you have like shoe boxes and toilet paper rolls.

 

I keep my few trims in glass jars. Each jar is for a different color. This makes it easier to see what’s in them and also because I like to arrange them in the order of the rainbow colors so it brights up the room. I got the jars in a store that sells dishes and kitchen supplies, it was much cheaper there than in a craft store.

 

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My big punches are stored on two narrow shelves. These are kitchen racks for spices which have a slit for the spices containers I got at IKEA. That is really handy for the big punches which I put against the wall while the slit serves as a stopper. The smaller punches are stored in a plastic drawer chest I got at the dollar store.

 

Storage Tip #4: go frugal! Don’t be tempted to buy fancy storage solutions in the craft store. Find alternative cheaper solutions like DIY stores or stores for house supplies.

 

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My favorite thing for storage is boxes! I love boxes in all shapes and sizes and I will always find something to put in them! I store everything in them from washi tapes, small chipboard to metal embellishments and clock parts.

 

Storage Tip #5: boxes! Get boxes with a pretty pattern and make sure they all have lids so you can stack them on top of each other.

 

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And if you think that my creative space always looks tidy and organized think again! Just to let you know I’m not perfect and I don’t feel like cleaning sometimes, here’s how my space looks most of the time…

I hope you liked my creative space and thanks for stopping by!” ~Einat Kessler

 

Einat’s 3 Featured Projects:

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Cafe Parisian Pop-Up Card

See full blog post here...

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

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One Page Interactive Mini Album

 

See full blog post and tutorial here...

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Mother Goose - discontinued (this would be great with any G45 paper collection)

 

 

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Ideas - Staples Policy Envelope Album

 

See full blog post here

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

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3x3 Challenge, Patterns & Solids, Tags & Pockets, Vintage Hollywood, Portrait of a Lady, Midnight Masquerade, graphic 45, prize package, $95.50 value

This week's prize package is valued over $95 and includes three Patterns & Solids paper pads and Die-Cut Tags & Pockets from Vintage Hollywood, Portrait of a Lady, and Midnight Masquerade, along with a Deep Square Matchbook Box.  To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave a comment here and/or on Facebook.  The winner will be announced on Friday, August 18th blog post.  

 

Thanks for joining us as we explored Einat's personal craft paradise and thanks to her for sharing! We'd love to hear about your own crafting spaces in the comments below. Don't forget that each comment is your chance to win this week's blog prize. 

 

Happy Papercrafting!

70 Comment(s)

Sue Kendrick:
08/15/2017, 09:51:24 AM
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Thank you for the "real" picture of your craft space! Makes me feel so much better. Love the projects, too.

Andiepants:
08/15/2017, 09:12:18 PM

This is perfect!!! I'm planning my new scrap room as we speak. I love the organizer out of TP rolls. Having a family of 6....we have a LOT of TP rolls. LolWould LOVE to win this prize pack this week. Pick me!! Pick me!!!

margaret comella:
08/15/2017, 11:24:53 AM
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Impressive!

D Roepke:
08/15/2017, 11:34:19 AM
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What a great space! Thanks for sharing :)

Pirjo Callies:
08/15/2017, 12:20:34 PM
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Well organized crafting space. Never heard of police envelopes here in Germany? I wonder when we will have them here.

Bettina:
08/16/2017, 09:55:25 AM

Hallo Pirjo, in Deutschland gibt es diese Umschläge nicht. Ich kenn sie auch nur aus den USA.

Becca Yahrling:
08/15/2017, 12:31:55 PM
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Thanks for the tour of your craft room - love it! Mine is in need of total re-organizing! Love all your beautiful projects.

Judith Kaufman:
08/15/2017, 12:38:01 PM
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Love your ideas! I'm inspired! Thanks so much!

Heather Park:
08/15/2017, 12:39:43 PM
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Love the desk organiser, would love a dream craft room space!!! ☺

Julie Draewell:
08/15/2017, 12:43:21 PM, Youtube
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Wow great paper thank you for a change to win

Kerry Peasland:
08/15/2017, 12:43:47 PM
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Thank you so much for the tour of your studio. I am redoing my room and will definitely make great use of your organizing tips.

Kerry Peasland:
08/15/2017, 12:43:47 PM
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Thank you so much for the tour of your studio. I am redoing my room and will definitely make great use of your organizing tips.

Pat Ford:
08/15/2017, 12:45:02 PM
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Thanks for your storage tips and photo of messy craft space. I think we can all relate to that picture. The projects are great. I love your work!

Theresa Bush:
08/15/2017, 01:18:43 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I really like the pop up card. I saw some things to try for organizing my craft room.

Sue LD:
08/15/2017, 01:28:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing your crafting space and all the storage tips. Also thanks for showing what it looks like when you are creating.

Jan Ross:
08/15/2017, 01:35:20 PM
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Einat I enjoyed seeing your crafting space, and like the others, it makes me feel more normal. I have a lot of supplies and a very limited amount of space which I too have filled with Ikea storage solutions almost up to the ceiling too. Thank you for showing your 3 projects, especially liked the Policy Envelope Album.

hana harpaz:
08/15/2017, 01:37:14 PM
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thank you for sharing your craft room pictures and all the good tips.

Lynn:
08/15/2017, 01:44:52 PM
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I just love Graphiic 45! I useto sell it in my business, now I just love to use it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies!! :)

Lynn:
08/15/2017, 01:44:56 PM
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I just love Graphiic 45! I useto sell it in my business, now I just love to use it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies!! :)

Susan Vogt:
08/15/2017, 01:48:48 PM
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Thanks for the "tour" of your craft studio. I will have at admit...mine looks like yours most of the time. But then...what comes out of the "studio" is the most important thing!

Sherri Mitchell:
08/15/2017, 01:49:08 PM, www.cocoandpear.blogspot.com
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WOW!! That is a huge amount of crafts. I do well with a few little things and then I use them all up and have to wait until payday to purchase more! I couldn't even imagine having all of that wonderful scrapbook merchandise in a room. I am so happy you shared your room!! I love that you used Toilet Paper rolls to make something that serves as both a functional piece and also a eye catching beautiful piece! I want to make one now ♥ Isn't Graphic 45 the BEST!

Martie Rollin:
08/15/2017, 01:59:58 PM
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I have enjoyed seeing the projects created by your Brand Ambassador..very creative. Loved seeing her crafting space! Quite obviously, I need more organization!

AnnieS:
08/15/2017, 02:25:55 PM
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What a fantastic post - loved the storage tips and the project is just amazing-thank you so much.

Mathilde S.:
08/15/2017, 02:32:10 PM
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Einat,thanks for the tour of your fabulous craft room.You are one lucky lady. The pop up card is great,love all the details and appreciate the good tips.

Jeanne. Hooper:
08/15/2017, 02:35:43 PM
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Thank you for showing your craft room and projects I really enjoyed seeing them ,very inspiring .sincerely jeanne

Michelle Nettleton:
08/15/2017, 02:54:24 PM
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Loved the projects today! The last shot of the craft room made me giggle!

Sally:
08/15/2017, 02:54:32 PM
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Loved the card & glad to know that small spaces create big ideas

Barbara Millar:
08/15/2017, 03:18:56 PM
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I love your storage ideas. I bought some containers from a craft shop that are like toolboxes only they are clear containers and are great for storage of misc. things. I also bought a smaller china cabinet at a second hand store that has drawers and glass open doors that you can see all you craft supplies .

M'Liss White:
08/15/2017, 03:41:43 PM
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Enjoyed the studio tour. Some good ideas to think about. Fabulous projects also! Thanks!

Jeanne:
08/15/2017, 03:46:30 PM
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Loved the last pic. of your craft space. Looks just like mine! Thank you for the tips. One can never stop learning something new. I like the shoe box idea.

Arianna Barbara:
08/15/2017, 04:08:32 PM
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Thanks for showing your craft room and your useful tips!!! Love, love, love all your projects!!!

Julie Taylor:
08/15/2017, 04:10:31 PM
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Thank-you for letting us see your creative space. It's nice getting ideas from others that have limited space also. Beautiful projects come from small spaces.

Kathy:
08/15/2017, 04:25:52 PM
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Lovely tour, love how u DIY ...I love to reuse also..thanks for sharing

Beth Gibbs:
08/15/2017, 04:26:50 PM
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Thanks for sharing your lovely space. Good ideas. Love the projects too!

Carol Jones:
08/15/2017, 04:51:19 PM
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Thanks for sharing your room & great tips! I really enjoyed it. You do awesome work.

stampnk:
08/15/2017, 05:00:09 PM
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This vintage themed studio looks like the perfect place to create. I love the beautiful pop up card!

Zelda Coetzee:
08/15/2017, 05:06:22 PM
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How I envy thee! I don't have the luxury of a craft room, so am a bit green... Love the tips - i can still use those - and the pop up card is beautiful. Very inspiring. Thanks

Noreen:
08/15/2017, 05:08:21 PM, craftyjournal.com
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I enjoyed seeing Einat's crafting space. I loved her projects, too, particularly her policy envelope album.

Veronica Roske:
08/15/2017, 05:17:32 PM
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Thank you for the tour, the best craft room is one that is used and loved seeing the projects above the desk!

Michele Lewis:
08/15/2017, 06:50:28 PM
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I have just found my next project!!! Thank you! I saw a couple of self-made storage ideas that I just love! Thank you Graphic 45 and Einat

Jean Marmo:
08/15/2017, 07:13:41 PM
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A gorgeous studio!

Debbie Mitchell:
08/15/2017, 08:18:34 PM
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What a great crafting space! Love those large white storage drawers. Thanks so much for the inspiration you give us from your wonderful creations! Love the Graphic 45 papers!!

Natalie Godfrey:
08/15/2017, 08:34:59 PM
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Thank you for sharing your space!

Raquel Branom:
08/15/2017, 09:07:25 PM
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Einat, thank you for sharing your craft space. I'm inspired to be more creatively organized.

Tanis Buckton:
08/15/2017, 10:37:52 PM
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I love the craft room - the space looks worked in and loved - my own space often looks like that until I have to tuck everything away for company as it doubles as our guest room.

Roz FitzGerald:
08/15/2017, 11:24:04 PM
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Wow thanks for the share Einat so useful and pleasing to see that I am normal when it comes to organized chaos. Just love the projects you created and would love to get my hands on some policy envelopes we don't have them here is Cape Town S.A.

Maryann Laursen:
08/16/2017, 12:51:28 AM, mycraftbarn.blogspot.dk
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Thank you soooo much for the look through your craftroom space here Einat. It´s always sooo much fun to see, how others have put their rooms together and how they work and get all their awesome tips like here from you today. I really loved everything as well as all your wonderful and clever projects as well. You are such a talented lady, who makes such amazing things. Keep them comming sweet lady.

Dianna Dean:
08/16/2017, 01:18:38 AM
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I enjoyed "visiting" your craft room. I love that you showed it in its lived-in state. Your projects are beautiful!

Debbie Siddle:
08/16/2017, 01:37:00 AM
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Great pop up card but feeling jealous as I don't have a craft room.

Helene_C:
08/16/2017, 03:15:27 AM
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Thank you for all the tips and the beautiful projects! you are such a talented artist

Kathy Lutter:
08/16/2017, 06:25:55 AM
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I just love all the tips for storage in Einat's wonderful studio!

Sue MacFall:
08/16/2017, 07:16:32 AM
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Thank you Einat for sharing this with us. My craft space is similarly small on space so it is good to see what others do.

Kate LeBlanc:
08/16/2017, 07:35:06 AM
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Einat, we could be sisters! Even when I start with a clean space I always end up having a 4 inch square area to work in. G45 thanks for sharing how others work their magic. Oh, it would be magical to win this week's giveaway!

Caroll Johnson:
08/16/2017, 09:06:46 AM
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I like that you made some of your containers for organizing!

Carol Hughes:
08/16/2017, 09:47:59 AM, FB
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An HONEST craftroom tour! Thank you so much for all the tips and suggestions. You're an inspiration.

Bettina Kreuer:
08/16/2017, 09:56:40 AM
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Thanks for the view into your craft room. I find it hard to organize all my crafting tools and to find everything when I need it:)

Rosann Barnes:
08/16/2017, 10:23:23 AM
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A fun tour great tips... yes I have many creative uses for TP rolls and jars, and bottles too !! Love your mini albums ... so fun !!

Deborah Cox:
08/16/2017, 10:43:07 AM
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I love looking at craft rooms, yours is wonderful even in it's glorious crafty messiness!

Julie Gearinger:
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Wow, love your studio! Thanks for all of the ideas of upcycling - wonderful ways to reuse and repurpose!! All of your projects are fabulous as well- thanks again for sharing your talent with us and the chance to win!

Margaret:
08/16/2017, 01:32:25 PM
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Thank you for sharing your space with us! You've made me think about a place for displaying my projects - I have a magnetic white board for layouts and cards, but not much space for 3-D projects. Hmmm... thinking about that...

karenladd:
08/16/2017, 02:52:56 PM
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Oh, I do love that messy photo of your craft room the most! Creativity cannot be accessed in a room that is as neat as a pin...art needs a little bit of mess to make it happen!! I love those storage ideas with Graphic 45

Kirsty Vittetoe:
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Always enjoy looking at someone's craft room and pick up a tip or two, thanks for sharing! And I love the fabulous project too!

Carla Hundley:
08/16/2017, 10:27:13 PM
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Great tips and your room looks well loved and used! Carla from Utah

Dorothy McCarthy:
08/17/2017, 06:20:24 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com
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Great ideas and really cool!!

Karen Holman:
08/17/2017, 09:21:25 AM
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I love your craft room and all the beautiful crafts you've made. My craft/quilting studio is also my bedroom and some nights I can't find my bed at bedtime. I also am growing my crafting space vertically. How else can I continue to buy the things I love? Just found your website and love, love, love your papers!

Patty Blank:
08/17/2017, 09:40:16 AM
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Cafe Parisian- sooo nice. I love working with it.

Jeanne Austin:
08/17/2017, 02:40:29 PM
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I absolutely love the quality of all the G45 paper! The colors are fabulous and the collections are just amazing. Love, love, love them all!

R-JZ:
08/18/2017, 06:11:53 PM
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Einat, I like how you recycle and re-use items. I find it is more inexpensive and I'd rather spend on my scrapbook items than storage for them too. I love your examples using the Graphic 45 line. They are soo nice, I hate to cut them!

Cathy Skrehot:
08/21/2017, 10:53:38 AM
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Always nice to pick up tips for organizing, which we all need desperately to keep on top of. Thanks for the chance to win. Einat, your work is fun to watch, I've picked up tons of tips from you over the past couple of years!

Pamela Pung:
08/24/2017, 04:25:23 PM
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Wow! What a nice space. Love the way you are organizing your craft supplies!

Cindy Wallace:
09/14/2017, 03:44:07 AM
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I am relatively new to paper crafting and really enjoyed the studio tour. I love the soft colors of Portrait of a Lady collection. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful prize.

Debbie B:
10/08/2017, 12:31:19 PM
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winner, winner, winner, hopeful, hopeful, hopeful

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