Sunday, December 05, 2010

Helmar Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello and WELCOME to the Helmar Holiday Blog Hop! I am so thrilled that you are here!! If you just happened upon this post and knew nothing about the hop, well boy are you in luck!! Go to the beginning and start at the Helmar Design Team Blog! There are so many gorgeous blogs for you to visit! So many beautiful projects for you to admire!
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If you've been following along from the beginning, you have arrived here from the talented Lolly Chessie's blog! Boy has that gal got talent, eh? And after you leave my blog, you will be traveling on to the blog of Aussie designer Leeann Pearce and that is SURE to be a treat!
But, now that you are here... at my blog, sit back, put your feet up, grab you favorite drink and have a peeksie at what I have created for you!
I had the thrill of using Helmar's Acrylic Sealer for the first time! WOW! I ADORE this stuff! Since then, I have already created another project with it! It can be seen here on the Helmar blog!
Helmar Acrylic Sealer seals & protects your arts & craft projects with a clear gloss finish.Use on paper, wood, plastic, tin, glass, terra cotta, decoupage, paper tole and many more! I also used my favorite Helmar product... the Liquid Scrap Dots!! Anyone who has used these knows why they have been dubbed HEAVEN IN A TUBE!!
In creating my project for you for today, I decorated an old cookie tin. I absolutely love the finish that the Acrylic Sealer gave to it! Check it out!
I began by trimming my papers to the proper size. I then coated around the tin with a generous coat of Acrylic Sealer. I then added the strips of paper around the edges, pressing firmly and thoroughly to be sure there were no bubbles. I then used a paint brush to apply another coat of sealer over the paper. This gives it a great shiny finish and helps to seal and protect the tin.
Next I decorated my cover! This is always the fun part!! I began by adding a thin strip around the outside as seen in the above photo. I did this using the same steps as mentioned above. Then I started on the top. I cut a circle from the red paper slightly smaller than the tin cover. Using Helmar's 450 Quickdry, I adhered the lace trim to the underside of the circle. Then I coated the top of the tin with Acrylic Sealer, added the paper trimmed with lace, and gave it another thick coat of sealer. I even used sealer on the edge of the lace to help it stay in place.
Finally I decorated it! That's where the Liquid Scrap Dots came in!I created the beautiful spiral flowers and held them together using the scrap dots! I love that the glue seeps up thru the layers of the flower holding each part exactly in place! Perfectly! Then I adhered them to the tin also using the liquid scrap dots!
Love how it turned out! Not sure if I can give this away or not! :) But it was so easy, I think I could probably make a few for gifts... just maybe! :) They would be beautiful filled with cookies, fudge, candy... SO many ideas!!
And there you have it!! My project using Acrylic Sealer and Liquid Scrap dots! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am really glad you came! And as a THANK YOU and a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, I'm going to give away a nice little prize package!! All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment! That's it!! One comment per person please. And don't forget to follow my blog... if you don't follow, you can't win! :) And spread the word!! If I get over 150 comments, I will draw for 2 prizes!!! Yep!! All kinds of goodies looking to be given away!
So, now that we have that straigntened away, head on over to visit the fabulous Leanne Peirce!!

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And don't forget to "like" Helmar on Facebook!! They are giving a TON of stuff away on Facebook and Twitter today as well! SO MANY chances to win! And so many fabulous sponsors and partners as well!!
Thank you for stopping by!
Until Next Time...
MERRY CHRISTMAS and
Happy Scrapping!
~TINA~

130 comments:

  1. What a great way to upcycle those tins I have from Goodwill!!! Gotta love that. Hugs from Ohio

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  2. fantastic, gonna try it.

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  3. My goodness, my goodness.....I have one!!!!! I will try this!!! (LOVE YOURS!)

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  4. Oh wow! Gorgeous stuff! Love this tin!

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  5. This is just beautiful, what a great idea and thanks for thinking green.

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  6. Oh what a stunning project - thank you for showing us blog hoppers!! :-)

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  7. WOW! Amazing project!!!

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  8. Stunning! Absolutely beautiful.

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  9. great idea! thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hola, te felicito, muy lindo reciclado, un abrazo Viviana.

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  11. I always have some of these tins hanging around, what a great way to re-purpose!They can be used to give yummy treats or as a gift box!Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring my creativity.

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  12. This is one fabulous tin.

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  13. Cute project.....I'm a follower!

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  14. Love your beautiful project! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  15. Oh that is so gorgeous! I can see why you would have a hard time giving that away :)
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  16. this is so pretty - love the flowers. I'm a follower

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  17. Cute inspirational goodness!!!!

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  18. What a cute project, love all the details...

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  19. ok I am now a follower - your blog is amazing - I spent way too much time here!! Love the little box too!

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  20. Beautiful!

    Happy Holidays,
    Diana

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  21. WOW - love this idea. Recycling things is always a fun thing to do.

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  22. Okay, I need this tin Tina. See...always the most beautiful projects from Tina. You NEVER disappoint. Thanks for the inspiration, your friendship and YOU. Happy Holiday!!!

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  23. This is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to try it myself.

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  24. I'm a new follower and just love this idea. Thanks for sharing! Kelly

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  25. What a wonderful idea. Just love the way you did the top of the tin. Think I might try one of these.

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  26. BEautiful!! I love your tin and your rolled flowers!!!
    Nicely done!
    TFS!

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  27. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Love the project. I need to get busy with Christmas gifts!

    Katie
    Jkdefsako@Verizon.net

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  28. I love this tin, my mom has a ton of these from over the years, I'm sure I could snag a couple. thanks for the inspiration, I am a new follower :)

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  29. What a beautiful tin, and a great upcycle! I always love stopping by to see what creative inspiration I can find! TFS :O)

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  30. what a sweet little tin! love that you reused.

    lisa arana

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  31. Awesome. I have a few tins around the house.....

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  32. Oh, I love your tin! So beautiful! I like the flowers on top too! TFS!
    hugs, margie

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  33. What a wonderful container so elegant thanks so much for sharing with us

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  34. Very pretty! What a great gift idea!

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  35. Amazing and I just became a follower!

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  36. Love tins. What a cute idea.

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  37. Gorgeous altered tin!!

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  38. Glad Helmar sent me your way... thanks for the inspiration!
    Michelle D.

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  39. Super cute tin!!

    You did a great job!!!

    TFS

    created2bunique at ymail dot com

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  40. So cute! I ♥ those little circle flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. wow that tin came out amazing, the lucky person who gets it will cherish it.

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  42. Great re-purposing!!!

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  43. absolutely beautiful, wow!

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  44. wow...love this project...I like how you have created those flowers

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  45. Beautiful tin, I couldn't part with it either!TFS!!Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  46. Great way to decorate a gift box! Love your little roses!

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  47. Gorgeous! I was just talking to my hubby this AM about a sealer for an ornament I'm working on and this sounds great! I had no idea Helmar had one. TFS!

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  48. Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Great project. Have to give the sealer a try now! TFS!

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  50. This is gorgeous! Love those flowers!!!

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  51. Beautiful Box!!

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  52. I follow your blog. :-D Love your project. I've never tried altering a tin before. Now I'm dying to try out the acrylic sealer too!

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  53. That turned out incredibly beautiful! Great use for all those Quality Street tins kicking around the house.

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  54. Your tin is fabulous. You definitely have to keep it!

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  55. Great upcycle project!

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  56. Tina, I LOVE the tin you made! It is gorgeous!!

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  57. Love the sealer and totally agree that Scrap Dots are heaven on earth! Happy holidays.

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  58. Wow such an amazing transformation of a tin!!!! Now I have to put the Acrylic stuff on my wish list too!! I might as well just say I am going to own every Helmar product before long!

    TFS!!
    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  59. Anonymous3:56 PM

    such a sweet lil project! luv tins! but man...where have I been that I do not have this adhesive? I need to get out more! I love this! cher

    hilly77 at comcast dot net

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  60. Another awesome idea. I have so many of these cans and I don't use them b/c I don't like how they look. I will surely use your idea and fix my old cans up. thanks for sharing!!

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  61. Wow I am going to have to try this thanks so much love your work
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  62. So wish you could give a tutorial on how you made your flowers!
    Scrapthis@aol.com

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  63. Oh, this is just beautiful!!! Wonderful work!

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  64. I love the way you put this together! I have tins of all sizes waiting for this. I look forward to more fun projects on your blog!!

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  65. great gift wrap you did.

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  66. what a great gift wrap you did

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  67. Great idea for the tins....have a ton!

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  68. I became a new follower, ^ I love this project! I was just looking at an old cookie tin I found & wondering what I could do to update it. Thanks for the Inspiration!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  69. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for posting!

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  70. that tin is awesome.

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  71. Great idea - can't wait to make one of my own!!

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  72. Fabulous. It's gorgeous!

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  73. Beautiful project!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. reminds me of when I used to decoupage boxes... I love it! makes me want to do it again!!!

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  75. What a cute little tin! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. What a great way to recycle the cookie tin! The papers you used are so fabulous! Love it!

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  77. HELLO my Tina friend!!!! you tin is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! girlie!! as always!! YOU ROCK!!

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  78. love your tin!!! what a great gift idea!

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  79. Anonymous7:21 PM

    WOW - What a wonderful project! I love it! I have got to get my hands on that acrylic sealer!

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  80. Really cute ideas.

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  81. this is precious..love this idea and I have one waiting to be altered

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  82. Really awesome project! I always love getting pretty tins and now I think I can make one! Very cool... thanks for the instructions and for sharing your talent. You have a new Happy follower! AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

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  83. Such a beautiful upgrade for that tin. A gift in itself. I'm a new follower and glad to find you. TFS. Paula

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  84. This is gorgeous TFS!

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  85. so cute! love the rolled flowers on top!

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  86. Fantastic project, thanks for the inspirations. Also love the sparkly ornaments in the prior post.

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  87. Great idea for next years annual cookie exchange at work.

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  88. great project, thanks for sharing!

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  89. OH MY goodness i just adore this!!!!!

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  90. This is beautiful! Gonna try this! I haven't tried Helmar yet. Got to find some. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. love the tin, great way to recycle

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  92. this is SUPER cute Tina!

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  93. Wow this is beautiful...Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  94. I love to alter tins. You've gave me some great ideas! TFS

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  95. Beautiful tin! I always have at least 2 of these at the end of the Holiday season. Thanks for sharing! And, I'm a new follower!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  96. Very pretty!!
    What a great container to add a gift too!
    So many things you can add to this!!
    TFS!!

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  97. How do you make those flowers? Is there a tutorial? Happy Hopping.

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  98. I LOVE this! I have tried some projects that are similar. LOVE the idea of this sealer,as mod podge had stayed kinda tacky.

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  99. such a pretty little tin!

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  100. very interesting ideas.

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  101. good designing, nice work

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  102. Darling project! I LOVE the flowers!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  103. Cute little tin. My husband and I usually make cookies or something else sweet for extended family and this would be a great holder. Thanks for the idea.

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  104. Yum!
    Need to do this one too!

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  105. Anonymous3:32 AM

    А! Vielen Dank für diesen wunderbaren Beitrag. Bewundern Sie die Zeit und Mühe, die Sie in Ihrem Blog und detaillierte Informationen bieten.

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  106. Wow! You have some great projects on your blog! Love 'em all! I keep hearing really good things about using Acrylic Sealer and Liquid Scrap dots, I'm going to have to track some down. Looks like it works VERY well. Thanks for the insight....hop, hop, hop.....Merry Christmas, Mary

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  107. loved your altered tin can!

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  108. What a beautiful little box! Love it...

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  109. beautiful box! Already a follower of your blog.

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  110. This is exquisite-I love the lace doily-it gives it the perfect touch.

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  111. cute rosebuds! Thanks for sharing

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  112. love your little projects! I really like the pretty quilled flowers!

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  113. Thanks for the great project!

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  114. Your cookie tin is adorable!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  115. Great idea to dress up those tins a bit. Thanks for the tip

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  116. Love the handmade flowers!

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  117. A great idea - now I'm glad I saved some of the tins from last year!

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  118. Anonymous5:28 PM

    beautiful... I thing topping that can is a great idea!
    Corinna Stevens
    www.clstevens.blogspot.com

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  119. i love love the details on the lid! beautiful!

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  120. Anonymous9:29 PM

    I have wanted to post something like this on my website and this gave me an idea. Cheers.

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