Stippled Blossom – Sympathy Greeting

Today’s card features the Stippled Blossom Stamp Set and the Two-Step Stamping technique.  Stampin’ Up! carries several stamp sets designed specifically for Two-Step Stamping.  The Stippled Blossom stamp set includes 5 bold images and 5 detailed images that coordinate with each other and are used to create a tone-on-tone effect when stamped.  You can stamp the bold and detailed images in the same color or in complimentary colors.

For today’s card I stamped the solid rose image in Crushed Curry.  Before I stamped my solid rose on cardstock, I stamped off the ink on scrap paper and then stamped the rose on my cardstock.  Stamping off allows you to achieve a lighter inked stamped image which is perfect for the Two-Step stamping technique.  I then stamped the detailed rose image in Crushed Curry ink directly over the lighter solid image.  The combination of these two rose stamps in Crushed Curry is absolutely stunning!  I then stamps the larger leaves images in the same manner as the rose stamps using Gumball Green ink.  Once the images were stamped I cut them out with my paper snips.

The base of this card is Crushed Curry cardstock.  When I first reviewed the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog, I fell in love with the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.  This paper is not just for birthday themes cards or scrapbook pages!  I have included a picture of the patterns that are included in the DSP pack in my post below.  The floral print pattern was perfect for this card and I attached this paper to a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that I embossed with the Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder.  Tip: to allow your DSP to stick firmly to your cardstock layer, emboss only the portion of cardstock that will be seen above the DSP line.  I then covered the seam between the DSP and the Very Vanilla striped layer with Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon.

 

Sympathy Card_October 2013

 

Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set  Wood mount #132076 - $26.95 Clear Mount #126747 - $18.95

Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set
Wood mount #132076 – $26.95
Clear Mount #126747 – $18.95

Petite Pairs Stamp Set  Wood mount #128706 - $28.95 Clear Mount #122497 - $20.95

Petite Pairs Stamp Set
Wood mount #128706 – $28.95
Clear Mount #122497 – $20.95

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper  #130145 - $10.95

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145 – $10.95

 

All of the supplies used for this card can be purchased from my on-line store.  Below is a list of the supplies used, along with the item number and price:

  • Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set – wood mount #132076 – $26.95 or clear mount #126747 – $18.95
  • Petite Pairs Stamp Set – wood mount #128706 – $28.95 or clear mount #122497 – $20.95
  • Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145 – $10.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad #131173 – $5.95
  • Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad #126861 – $5.95
  • Large Oval Punch #119855 – $15.95
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856 – $16.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102 – $24.95
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #123128 – $7.95
  • Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127751 – $7.95
  • Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon #126848 – $8.95
  • Paper Snips #103579 – $9.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Anywhere Glue Stick #104045 – $3.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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Warmest Wishes – Fall Birthday Card

One of my favorite sets to use when creating simple, but elegant greeting cards is Blooming with Kindness.  The set has five versatile greetings and one beautiful flower.  For this card I used the Crushed Curry plaid pattern paper from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper pack.  This pattern of designer series paper has stripes of Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip, which I included these colors on my card.  The card base is Crushed Curry and the flower is stamped in Tangerine Tango.

Fall Warmest Birthday Wishes

The Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set includes the following images:

Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set Clear mount #126422 - $16.95 Wood Mount #132961 - $22.95

Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set
Clear mount #126422 – $16.95
Wood Mount #132961 – $22.95

#132184 - $10.95

Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper – #132184 – $10.95

Supplies used for this card, which can be purchased from my on-line store:

  • Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set – wood mount #131961 – $22.95 or clear mount #126422 – $16.95
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock #111349 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad #126946 – $5.95
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 – $15.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132174 – $7.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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Many Thanks – Magnificent Maple Leaves

The Magnificent Maple stamp is a single stamp that is absolutely beautiful.  This stamp can be used as the main focal point of your card or simply used to create a stunning background.  For this Thanks card I combined the Magnificent Maple leaf image with the Many Thanks stamp that is included in the Harvest of Thanks stamp set.  Both sets are perfect for Fall themed cards.

The technique that I featured in this card was changing the color of the Basic Pearl Jewel from White to Soft Sky.  To color Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Pearl Jewels you need the following supplies:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearl Jewels  (this product can be purchased from my online store)
  • Classic Ink Refill – for the card below I used Soft Sky (this product can be purchased from my online store)
  • Stampin’ Up! Crystal Effects  (this product can be purchased from my online store)
  • Small container to mix the ink refill and Crystal Effects
  • Paint Brush

To create the color mixture you will add a few drops of Crystal Effects into a small container and then add a drop of the ink refill to the Crystal Effects and stir the two liquids together.  Always start this process with less ink and add additional ink as necessary to darken the color you are trying to achieve.  Once the liquids are mixed you will then paint the colored Crystal Effects to the Basic Pearl Jewels.  Once painted these pearls become tacky and need to dry for a few hours before they can be used on your projects.  This is an awesome technique to use to create pearl in any Stampin’ Up! color.  Do not be afraid to give this technique a try!  Once you start coloring your Pearls you will want a set in every Stampin’ Up! color.

Fall Thanks with leave

Fall Thanks with leaves

Magnificent Maple Wood-Mount Stamp - #131868 - $9.95

Magnificent Maple Wood-Mount Stamp – #131868 – $9.95

 

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents119247 - $4.95

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents 119247 – $4.95

 

Supplies used for the card:

  • Magnificent Maple Stamp Set – wood mount #131868 – $9.95
  • Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set – wood mount #131736– $20.95 or clear mount #131739 – $15.95
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set – wood mount #130514 – $24.95 or clear mount #130517 – $17.95
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730 – $8.50
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad #131173 – $5.95
  • Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad #131181 – $5.95
  • Soft Sky Classic Ink Refill #131161 – $2.95
  • Crystal Effects #101055 + $6.25
  • Basic Pearl Jewels #119247 – $4.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003 – $24.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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Stampin’ Up! Thank You Thrusday Blog Special

All month long Stampin’ Up! has had some great Thursday specials in honor of their 25th Anniversary!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 is the final Thank You Thursday blog deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering.  Today’s special is 25% off select 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon.  This ribbon is beautiful and is great for cards, 3-D projects, boxes or gift bags.

Click on any of the images below and you will be taken to my online store.  Also when you are shopping in my on-line store check out the weekly deals and clearance rack items.  The products and sale prices are great.

 

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon130010 Price: $8.95  Sale Price - $6.71

Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon 130010
Price: $8.95
Sale Price – $6.71

 

 

 

 Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon130018 Price: $8.95  Sale Price - $6.71


Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon 130018
Price: $8.95
Sale Price – $6.71

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon130019 Price: $8.95  Sale Price - $6.71

Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon 130019
Price: $8.95
Sale Price – $6.71

sland Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon131151 Price: $8.95 Sale Price - $6.71

sland Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon 131151
Price: $8.95
Sale Price – $6.71

 Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon131152 Price: $8.95 Sale Price - $6.71


Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon 131152
Price: $8.95
Sale Price – $6.71

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Halloween Hello Label Flip Card

Happy Halloween!  Finally a year that trick-or-treaters can enjoy in the Northeast! Last year we were recovering from Superstorm Sandy and in 2011 we had a major snow storm before the end of October.

Today’s card features the Halloween Hello stamp set and the new Label Card Thinlits Die.  The Halloween Hello stamp set contains 9 small images that are perfect for cards and treat bags or boxes.  A picture of the stamps images in this set is included below the card photos.  The new Label Card Thinlets Die allows you to create a flip card without of the stress of measure, scoring and cutting your cardstock with multiple stamping tools. The Label Card Thinlets Die set comes with 9 dies that coordinate with each other.  The recommended piece of cardstock to create a card with this thinlit die is 5-1/2″ x 6″, which creates a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card.  I like to have extra space on my card to write a message inside my card and be able to not see the message on my card front.  To achieve this additional width of my card I use a half sheet of cardstock. To use this die with a half sheet of cardstock I cut my cardstock at 5-3/8″ x 8-1/2″.  I then position the cardstock under the label portion of the thinlet die and then have the extra length of the cardstock over the right side of the thinlet die so that portion gets scored at the 5-7/8″ mark when it is run through the Big Shot.  After the cardstock was cut with the Label Card Thinlet Die, I decorated the card with Witches Brew Designer Series Paper and Witches Brew Washi Tape.

The photo below shows the closed view of the card. The extra panel that was created with the 8-1/2″ length of cardstock is scored at 5-3/8″ when run through the Big Shot.

Halloween Hello Label Flip card

The photo below shows and opened view of the card (which measures 5-3/8″ x 8-1/2″)

Halloween Hello Label Flip card open

This photo shows all of the pieces that are included in the Label Card Thinlits Die set

Label Card Thinlits Die#133479  -  $32.95

Label Card Thinlits Die #133479 – $32.95

Halloween Hello Stamp Set Wood mount #131718 - $18.95 Clear mount #131721 - $14.95

Halloween Hello Stamp Set
Wood mount #131718 – $18.95
Clear mount #131721 – $14.95

 

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper#132185 - $10.95

Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper #132185 – $10.95

 

Supplies used in the card:

  • Halloween Hello Stamp Set – wood mount #131718 – $18.95 or clear mount #131721 – $14.95
  • Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185 – $10.95
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156 – $4.95
  • Summer Starfruit Cardstock #126839 – $6.95
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117 – $6.95
  • Basic Black Cardstock #121045 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406 – $7.95
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad #126945 – $5.95
  • 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861 – $15.95
  • 1-3/8″ Circle Punch #119860 – $15.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Magnetic Platform #130658 – $39.95
  • Label Card Thinlets Die #133479 – $32.95
  • Finishing Touches Edgelits #127010 – $9.95
  • Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127749 – $7.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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Framed Tree – Fall Birthday Wishes

I am continuing to feature cards with Fall inspired themes.  This card is stamped with the Oak Tree image from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  This set has been in Stampin’ Up! catalogs for over a decade and continues to remain a customer favorite.  The images in this set can be used for seasons throughout the year and are perfect for creating Masculine themed greeting cards.  This Oak Tree image in this card is framed with Square frames cut out from the new Square Framelits Collection introduced in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

Lovely as a Tree - Frame Oak Tree

Lovely as a Tree – Frame Oak Tree

The stamp images included in this set are:

wood mount #128655 - $27.95 clear mount #127793 - $19.95

wood mount #128655 – $27.95
clear mount #127793 – $19.95

 

#130921 - $26.95

#130921 – $26.95

 

Supplies used for the card:

  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set – wood mount #128655 – $27.95 or clear mount #127793 – $19.95
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad #131173 – $5.95
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (included in the Neutrals Collection Set of Markers – #131261 – $22.95)
  • Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker  (included in the Regals Collection Set of Markers – #131262 – $28.95)
  • Word Window Punch #119857 – $15.95
  • Modern Label Punch #119849 – $16.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Magnetic Platform #130658 – $39.95
  • Square Collection Framelits #130921 – $26.95
  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378 – $7.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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Fall Inspired Stair Step Card

One of my current favorite stamp sets is “Wetlands” and one of my all time favorite stamp sets is “Lovely as a Tree”.  Both of these stamp sets have images that are versatile and can be used for any occasion.  Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year and if you blink long enough the season will pass by too quickly.  The Northeast has stunning leaves in beautiful hues of orange, gold, red and brown and tons of Canadian Geese so this card makes for the perfect fall theme.  The only thing missing from the trees on my card are the beautiful leaves!

For this card I used the stair step technique to create the popped up stair effect for the goose and the tree images.  The card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored 2″ along the 5-1/2″ side of the card and then scored along the 8-1/4″ length of the card at 2-1/4″, 5-1/2″, 6-1/2″ and 7-1/4″ to the 2″ score line and then at 4-1/4″ across the 5-1/2″ width of the card.  The 2″ score line is then cut from the 2-1/4″ score line to the 7-1/4″ score line and then folded to create the stair steps.

Wetlands and Lovely as a Tree Stair Step Card

Wetlands and Lovely as a Tree Stair Step Card

The images included in the stamp sets used for this card are:

Wood mount set - #126695 - $21.95 Clear mount set - #126697 - $16.95

Wood mount set – #126695 – $21.95
Clear mount set – #126697 – $16.95

wood mount #128655 - $27.95 clear mount #127793 - $19.95

wood mount #128655 – $27.95
clear mount #127793 – $19.95

#132184 - $10.95

#132184 – $10.95

Supplies used for the card:

  • Wetlands Stamp Set – wood mount #126695 – $21.95 or clear mount #126697 – $16.95
  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set – wood mount #128655 – $27.95 or clear mount #127793 – $19.95
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad #131173 – $5.95
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker #100082 – $3.50
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (included in the Neutrals Collection Set of Markers – #131261 – $22.95)
  • Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker  (included in the Regals Collection Set of Markers – #131262 – $28.95)
  • 1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850 – $16.95
  • Scallop Circle Punch #118874 – $16.95
  • Large Oval Punch #119855 – $15.95
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856 – $16.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Circle Framelits #130911 – $24.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95
  • Linen Thread #104199 – $4.50
  • Naturals Designer Buttons #127554 – $4.95
  • Burlap

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Canadian Goose in Field

When I first opened the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog I immediately was drawn to the Wetlands Stamp Set.  This set has 6 images that are perfect for any occasion and are great for masculine cards. I created this card with a fall theme and I wanted to Goose to look like it was walking through a wheat field.  The background paper is a beautiful tangerine, chocolate chip and crushed curry plaid pattern and is part of the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped the Goose in Jet Black StazOn.  I layered the stamped images on a larger chocolate chip deco label and attached the two deco layers to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some depth to the card.

Canadian Goose in Field

Canadian Goose in Field

Below are photos of the images included in this stamp set and the sweater weather paper designs:

Wood mount set - #126695 - $21.95 Clear mount set - #126697 - $16.95

Wood mount set – #126695 – $21.95
Clear mount set – #126697 – $16.95

#132184 - $10.95

#132184 – $10.95

 

Supplies used for the card:

  • Wetlands Stamp Set – wood mount #126695 – $21.95 or clear mount #126697 – $16.95
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad #131173 – $5.95
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406 – $7.95
  • Large Oval Punch #119855 – $15.95
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856 – $16.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Deco Label Framelits #130102 – $24.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95

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25% off of 25 pre-selected stamp sets!

25 Stamp Sets for 25% off

25 Stamp Sets for 25% off

Here are a few of the stamp sets that are on sale.  Both the regular catalog price and current sale price are shown under the images below.

This sales ends at 11:50 PM, Monday October 28, 2013

wood - 130514 - reg price $24.95, sale price $18.71 clear - 130517 - reg price $17.95, sale price $13.46

wood – 130514 – reg price $24.95, sale price $18.71
clear – 130517 – reg price $17.95, sale price $13.46

wood - 131056 - reg price $26.95, sale price $20.21 clear - 131059 - reg price $18.95, sale price $14.21

wood – 131056 – reg price $26.95, sale price $20.21
clear – 131059 – reg price $18.95, sale price $14.21

 

wood - 128415 - reg price $34.95, sale price $26.21 clear - 125527 - reg price $27.95, sale price $20.96

wood – 128415 – reg price $34.95, sale price $26.21
clear – 125527 – reg price $27.95, sale price $20.96

wood - 131341 - reg price $18.95, sale price $14.21 clear - 131344 - reg price $14.95, sale price $11.21

wood – 131341 – reg price $18.95, sale price $14.21
clear – 131344 – reg price $14.95, sale price $11.21


Perfect Blend K-Cup Holder and Matching Card Set

I absolutely love the Perfect Blend stamp set that was introduced in the Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog.  A great cup of coffee is my favorite morning beverage!  What is better than having a great handmade k-cup holder to sit on your office desk.  I will post instructions on how to create this k-cup holder later this week.

Perfect Blend K-Cup holder and matching Card

Perfect Blend K-Cup holder and matching Card

Here are photos of the images included in the two stamp sets used for these projects.

Perfect Blend Stamp Set

Perfect Blend Stamp Set

Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set (This set is currently on sale for 25% off retail price. The sale ends Monday, October 28th)

Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set
(This set is currently on sale for 25% off retail price. The sale ends Monday, October 28th)

 

Supplies that were used to create the k-cup holder are as follows:

  • Perfect Blend Stamp Set – wood mount – 130745 – $13.95 or clear mount – 131392 – $10.95
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set – wood mount – 131341 – $18.95 or clear mount – 131344 – $14.95 (this set is on sale for 25% through Monday, October 28th)
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126979 – $5.95
  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126946 – $5.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 102128 – $6.95
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock – 111349 -$6.95
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 100730 – $8.50
  • 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack – 130136 – $21.95
  • Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – 130018 – $8.95
  • Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – 119959 – $5.95
  • 1-3/4″ Circle Punch – 119850 – $16.95
  • 1-3/8″ Circle Punch – 119860 – $15.95
  • 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – 118874 – $16.95
  • Heart Punch
  • Paper Snips – 103579 – $9.95
  • Big Shot – 113439 – $99.95
  • Magnetic Plate – 130658 – $39.95
  • Deco Collection Framelits – 130102 – $24.95
  • Circle Collection Framelits – 130911 – $26.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 – $3.95
  • Snail Adhesive – 104331 – $4.50
  • Sticky Strip – 104294 – $6.95

Additional supplies used for the Perfect Blend Card

  • Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock – 131298 – $6.95
  • Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Stretch Trim Ribbon – 130021 – $8.95
  • Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – 127751 – $7.95

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