Counting Blessings SOA Blog Hop

Welcome to the Counting Blessings Day 3 Blog Hop! Today I have a treat for you – three projects…so let’s dive right in!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval, Catherine curates a box of stamps/dies/stencils that can be used together for endless hours of fun. This box has a fall theme to it, but I’ll be honest with you – you’ll be able to use the Counting Blessings collection all year long. I’ve seen so many projects in the first two blog hop days that prove that point!

The last collection sold out in just 15 hours, so if you love what you see – do not wait. Make sure you are on the wait list – as you’ll get the chance to grab a collection before anyone else!

The Counting Blessings collection has:

  • Four Stamp Sets
  • Three Dies
  • Two Stencils
  • A free NEW block – seriously – they are my all time favorites (you’ll LOVE the weight, design and feel)
  • A special SURPRISE
  • A Free PDF packed with project ideas ($15 value!)

Be sure to leave comments along the way to get a chance to enter into the drawing for a free Counting Blessings collection yourself.

Our first project is a classic take on Fall Foliage. I lived in New York for seven years, and the fall foliage was by far my favorite time of year. I still dream of all those vibrant colors – well, Catherine Pooler Designs Ink is perfect to showcase that! Um, hello Rockin’ Red, Grass Skirt, Tiara, Orange Twist and the new Icing on the Cake!!! You’ll find detailed instructions on this one in the free project packed PDF with the Counting Blessings Collection.

Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval card by Ingrid Blackburn

That background was created with the Leaf Motif stamp set. On the tag – I used a little Whipped Spackle for some texture with the Marching Leaves Stencil on the cool tag using the Tags, Etc. Dies. The fall colored leaf die is one of the two from the Fallen Leaves Dies and how about that Thankful die? I LOVE that hand lettered script by designer and artist Shawna Clingerman. And if you love that one – just wait till you see the next project.

The Autumn Blessings stamp set is beyond fall perfection to me. You’ll get three gorgeous hand lettered sentiments that work for any occasion. Catherine does such an amazing job at making sure there are lots of little extra pieces to really stretch your creativity – that’s one of the reasons I love her projects SO much. It’s the little things that make all the difference.

In this set you’ll find awesome little stamps that give you so much more to just a sentiment set. And how awesome is it that Bless – has two options for endings – LOVE that!

My Personal Favorite – The sentiment add ons in this set that I love the most are the three individual words – You Are Home. How great for military, loved ones, those recovering from a hospital stay, etc… I just love that this set reaches so many more options for card making than just fall and thanksgiving.

Gradient Watercolor Wash by Ingrid Blackburn

Stretch one of the sentiments from the Good Things stamp set by just using the top and bottom of it along with the three main sentiments in the Autumn Blessings set – don’t they just work together flawlessly! Notice all the little bits added – the wheat, leaf and little spray do hickey at the very bottom – don’t you just love my official name for that one. If you know the official name for that one – seriously…tell me in the comments!

A quick little watercolor wash, some flicking and then embossing with water and you’re all set. If you want to learn how to do ALL those techniques – check out StampNation. The library of tutorials there is insane – over 700 to date!

The sentiment in this next project may look familiar – do you recognize the top and bottom from the one above? Pair that up with a simple masked window using the Tags, Etc. Dies set – I LOVE that giant scalloped die – don’t forget to use it as a stencil like here! Stamp the leaves from the Leaf Motif stamp set in those amazing colors using Catherine Pooler inks and you’re all set! A simple one layer card that has amazing interest to it.

Counting Blessings SOA - One Layer by Ingrid Blackburn

Not bad right? Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more – it’s Release Day! Yay! Of course if you are a StampNation member – you can hang with us live in the Pajama Party Release tonight and get your box before everyone on the wait list! Membership has its perks!

Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval

Now hop on along to Kimberly Wiener’s Blog and then everyone else on the Blog Hop today. Leave a comment along with way to be entered in for a free Counting Blessings collection!! And check out Day 1 and 2 as well.

1. Catherine
2. Taheerah 
3. Lydia Evans
4. Ingrid Blackburn – You are Here
5. Kimberly Wiener – Hop here Next!
6. Jill

Supplies: To make finding the supplies I used in these projects a bit easier for you, here are a few clickable links. Compensated Affiliate Links are used when possible. Click here for disclosure. Happy Shopping!

About Ingrid Blackburn


  1. Beautiful designs! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Vicki Smith says:

    Your beautiful cards are always innovative and creative. Love these leaf stamps.

  3. Beverly Roachell says:

    Love all three cards. Show new methods and techniques. Always like your background techniques. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Beverly Roachell says:

    Love all three cards. You are always an inspiration, especially with backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Beautiful cards! I agree the fonts for the sentiments, both stamps and die cuts, are great. Love the texture of the tag on the first card.

  6. Thanks for sharing your card designs. That first one is a knock-out, so I’m glad to see it made its way into the PDF!

  7. Ware Reid/Parrish says:

    I love your design style! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lori Ritchie says:

    Beautiful cards all of them, can’t wait for my favorite time of year – autumn!

  9. Beautiful cards. Love the dies. Can’t wait to get my hands on those.

  10. I see I have a bunch more supplies to purchase. These are lovely colors. I was raised near the mountains in MT and can never get over the fall colors.

  11. Janet Ingraham says:

    yummy These are so lovely

  12. Three beautiful cards!

  13. Judie Attard says:

    Wow stunning cards! The first one with the tag is amazing!!!

  14. Hi Ingrid,
    Your card projects are lovely to look at and spark the imagination with more ideas. I am seriously in love with the leaf Motif set but you make a good case for the sentiments in the set, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Ivana Pekova says:

    REally nice fall card.

  16. nice use of embossing with the leaves

  17. Ooh two absolute beauties! xxx

  18. Elizabeth Bielicki says:

    Great cards! Especially love your tag on the first card & the way you split the sentiment on your second card. I, too, love the scalloped die!

  19. Brandy Duncan says:

    The versatility of this collection is just ridiculous. I am in awe of how much you can do with it. I always look forward to seeing what you are going to create, Ingrid, and you didn’t disappoint. Love your designs and live SOA.

  20. Ingrid, your cards are so very beautiful and fantastic! LOVE each of them a lot. Thank you for the inspirations.
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  21. I love stamping and am so excited to see more and more stamping again. You make wonderful pieces of art on each card. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Such beautiful cards! My favorite is the last one with the stenciled edges. It’s so elegant!

  23. Cati Harris says:

    Love this background with the texture! Beaitiful cards! Great use of this amazing SOA collection!

  24. Mary-Anne V says:

    Wonderful fall cards…love the look of the images and stencils.

  25. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I especially like the bold colors you chose for your leaves. You’re right, CP inks are perfect for capturing fall. Fun and creative!
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  26. Beautiful Cards. Thanks for sharing!
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  27. foleysfriend says:

    Beautiful cards; love your use of bright colours

  28. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    I just love your use of colour

  29. Heidi varden says:

    Thank you for sharing, they are beautiful cards!

  30. I love the sentiments and the color combinations!!! Great job Ingrid!!!! You always amaze me with your talent.

  31. Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to get this collection!

  32. Your cards are beautiful as always. Can’t wait for my collection to arrive.

  33. Great projects!!! I love the last card. I am so excited for this collection.

  34. Just beautiful! I’ve never tried any of this line of products, but hear the inks are amazing and will be ordering some. Stamp sets are gorgeous, too!

  35. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Oh wowsers Ingrid!!! These cards are gorgeous!!! I was going to try and pick a favorite…but they’re all so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  36. Joanna Brovertz Karlsson says:

    Amazing cards!! 💝 Love your style!! So beautiful blending!

  37. Great idea using the scalloped die as a stencil. I need to be better about thinking outside the box and stretching my supplies. I love the versatility of this collection!

  38. Can’t get enough of these leaves!

  39. This will be my first SOA. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  40. Ingrid, as usual, your cards are breath-taking. I love each one as they are so unique.

  41. Barbara S says:

    I just love your work – you’ve inspired me a couple of time to try a technique or two. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Amazing. Simply Amazing! I can’t wait to receive my SOA. Woo Hoo!

  43. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Absolutely love the grateful, thankful and blessed card. The background is spectacular. I love the larger sentiments

  44. Very nice. I love these. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing these with us.

  45. Susan E. Guzy says:

    Ism crazy about your grateful card, and that is a great sentiment.

  46. Stefanie White says:

    Your cards are just fantastic. I love when pretty sentiments can be the focal point of a card!

  47. koalabc/barb says:

    You are very creative with using mix media products with your beautiful cards here..I like how you made them.Thank you for sharing these pretties..

  48. Beautiful cards, Ingrid!

  49. All the leaves are my favorites!

  50. Kathy Doyle says:

    Love your fall colors on all of your cards! I really love how you used the scallop rectangle on the last card!

  51. Shelley Flaherty says:

    I’m so thankful for the talent and creativity on this blog hop! Thank you!

  52. Trina Chaska says:

    Nice cards. Love the fall colors on the cards.

  53. Gorgeous cards!! This collection is wonderful!

  54. Jodie Ramdas says:

    I love these cards Ingrid! Thankyou for sharing with us! Cant wait to start creating with this collection!

  55. Leuri Zibetti says:

    Love the paper you ised for the tag, what a clever idea!

  56. Sarah Greber says:

    Loving it! I love the fall colors, too, and you are right about it being amazing here in NY!! I agree with you on your thoughts about the stamp sets. They are always great and well thought out. Can’t wait to play!

  57. Christy Borfitz says:

    Beautiful cards, Ingrid! I love the fall colors you choose! So wonderful! I love this SOA!

  58. Donna Hawkins says:

    Amazing cards! Great collection.

  59. TheCraftyLawyer says:

    So pretty! Great job on your cards!

  60. Beautiful cards. I love the Thankful Grateful, Blessed card. I am CASEing that one!!

  61. Lynn Fletcher says:

    All these autumn themed cards are fabulous, Ingrid! I really love your card with the scalloped die edge and the leaves are just inside in the lovely autumn colors and the light sponging in the background. This stamp set is a must have. 🙂

  62. Love your use of color. The scallops are perfect.

  63. Ann Celino says:

    Love all three cards. This collection rocks with the leaf motifs and the scallopped rectangle. Can’t wait to play!

  64. Cindy Daversa says:

    Your cards make me feel warm and fuzzy inside…like a hug!

  65. Love all 3 of these. Great to see all the possibilities.

  66. Judy Parker says:

    sweet and true….love your ideas thanks for sharing

  67. Theresa T says:

    Sooooo awesome! I love how you used the stamps in different ways. All 3 cards are gorgeous!

  68. Charline Halverson says:

    Ingrid I love our cards. Who new there could be so many ways to use the same stamps, dies and accessories.

  69. Bonnie Sanche says:

    Every blog makes me want those Leaf Motifs Stamps and Dies more!!

  70. Melody M. says:

    Beautiful cards. Love those leaves!

  71. Melody M. says:

    Beautiful cards. I really love those leaves!

  72. Robin Odowd says:

    Beautiful use of colors and I love the layout

  73. Love this set of cards you made with this kit.

  74. WOW! I love these! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love those leaves! Super gorgeous!

  75. Ingrid- All three cards are so warm and welcoming… but I’m going to admit the tag card — with all its mixed media fabulousness– is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your creative genius with us! 🙂

  76. Love your cards!

  77. Awesome cards Ingrid!

  78. Marjorie King says:

    Love the cards. Really like the last one with using the frame and how you stamped the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

  79. Tristan Goldsmith says:

    love how you’ve used the leaves on the edges of that die cut piece. fabulous

  80. Very nice! Love the colors!!

  81. Ingrid, thank you for sharing your talents with us!! There are so many possibilities with these products.

  82. Stunning cards!Thank you for the inspiration!

  83. Dena Blanco says:

    Your cards are beautiful!

  84. Pam Wells says:

    Oh, my gosh, these are both such great cards! I am loving everything about this collection! I hadn’t even noticed the do hickey stamp yet, but I love it!

  85. Mary Laffin says:

    more great cards. Love the way you used the die as a stencil for the card–genius!

  86. Patricia Benger says:

    Ingrid, love all of your cards. You do such neat things! Have seen your videos! I just love that large die for the scalloped edges! Can’t wait to get my box and try some of the techniques you ladies have shown!

  87. Becca Yahrling says:

    Very pretty cards! I LOVE all that yummy texture on the tag on card #1.

  88. Karen White says:

    Love the colors and your design of those cards. Awesome job! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank so much.

  89. Ingrid your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception! By the way, I do believe that “do-hickey” is the official name! Isn’t it??? Loved the beautiful background you made! The ink colors are so rich and vibrant! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity and talent!

  90. Patti Bomgardner says:

    I love the second and third card, the colors are beautiful! I love the blending you did on the second one. Thanks for sharing!

  91. Leanne in Cali says:

    Awesome cards! Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

  92. I love your cards! You always inspire me, and these cards are gorgeous! Can not wait to open this box!

  93. I love your cards, you never disappoint. I have to try to set my new alarm clock up so I can get up for the Crowd cast. I don’t want to miss out on those blocks.

  94. I love your cards, you never disappoint. I have to try to set my new clock up so I can get up for the Crowdcast. I don’t want to miss out on those blocks.

  95. Marty Harris says:

    Great cards! This is terrific kit and hop–thanks!

  96. Judy Connerty says:

    Your cards are amazing!

  97. Love all three cards. The last is my favorite. A completely different look. I am getting excited to get my box.

  98. Elizabeth G says:

    lovely cards, always interesting to see everyone else style of cardmaking.

  99. Such delightful cards, Ingrid. Love the blending on your second card and the masking on your last card. So pretty.

  100. Melinda Lowry says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the gradual shading of the background on the second card.

  101. Charity Chamberlain says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love each of them! I also adore the pattern on that tag shown on card one!

  102. Catherine Smith says:

    Beautiful Cards Ingrid, you are truly an inspiration to all us card makers, I love love love these cards 🙂

  103. What a wonderful assortment of card designs! I really love the texture and colors on the first card.
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  104. Love your blending. The cards are so cute. Can’t wait to get this set. I am new to stamping and card making and have not purchased from Catherine before. You all have inspired me to do so. “Thankful for you”

  105. Paula Wolfe says:

    Beautiful Cards! I especially love the first one. I’m a sucker for texture!

  106. Claudia M. says:

    Great ideas! Love these cards! I can’t wait to try this collection! 🙂

  107. Awesome cards! That leaf motif is to die for!

  108. Cheryl fleming says:

    I love all three of these cards!! I can’t pick a favorite!!

  109. Amazing cards. Hard to pick a favorite

  110. I love the tag on the first card and the blending on the second is just so smooth I can never get mine to look like that

  111. sharon gullikson says:

    The Thankful Grateful Blessings card is just so pretty. LOVE the bright colors.

  112. Fall is my favorite time of year – the leaves are just gorgeous! You captured that so well with your cards! Thanks for sharing!

  113. Awesome cards, Ingrid! All unique with want to try techniques.

  114. Sabrina Radican says:

    Your cards are amazing!!

  115. Diana Hernandez says:

    Oh my goodness, all your cards are stunning! o ,so pretty. I love the colors on them all and the detail. Beautiful. tfs

  116. Nana Griffin says:

    All three cards are lovely. Such wonderful fall colors used. I love the sponged blended background on the second card!

  117. Karen Roberts says:

    I am loving these leaf stamps. I love your color combinations.

  118. Z Sullivan says:

    I love the simplicity of these designs. The leaves make a beautiful border. TFS.

  119. Jean Purpura says:

    So pretty….I just knew I would love seeing what you did and you did not disappoint.. …….Thanks

  120. Fall is my favorite!! I absolutely love these cards. So many options. Thanks for your ideas!

  121. Kari VanNoy says:

    Your cards are all amazing!! My favorite is the second one with the bright colors! So beautiful. This is so exciting…this box is one of my absolute favorites!

  122. Malin Gadelius says:

    Your Cards are sooooo beautiful!

  123. Terry Gerrior says:

    Such beautiful, stunning, colorful cards.

  124. Marlene Kling says:

    I am so impressed with your cards. They are both lovely. I am 85 yrs. young and I do enjoy the process of card making. It’s very challenging, but when people like you share their talent…it helps so much for people like me. TFS your God given talent to the paper crafting world

  125. I Really like the card with the tag. Thank you for sharing

  126. I love your cards, and the first one with the tag die is my favorite.

  127. Oh, Ingrid I knew your cards would be spectacular!! Autumn is my favorite time of year (I got married almost 34 years ago on a beautifully warm October day!) and this release had me at hello!! Thank you for continuing to inspire me and sharing so much crafty goodness. ~HUGS~

  128. Ronnie Klatt says:

    Beautiful, beautiful – I can’t wait to get this collection

  129. Kari Mayo says:

    Beautiful card! I love the colors you used! TFS!

  130. Kari Mayo says:

    Beautiful cards!! I love all of the colors you used! TFS

  131. Just have to get that leaf motif stamp set. Wonderful cards!

  132. Donna Neal says:

    Love all three of your cards, Ingrid! I like how each one has its unique brand of interest and beauty – great creativity? (as always) 🙂

  133. Roxanne Johnson says:

    Enjoyed your tag. Thanks for the idea’s

  134. Lynn Beaumont says:

    Beautiful! I can not wait to get my hands on this SOA! Thanks for all the great design ideas!

  135. Tasha Dawson says:

    Oh my goodness. You ladies are so extremely creative! Cannot wait for this box!

  136. It’s raining hard here right now, and I don’t even care, I’m so excited for this release. My feet haven’t touched the floor all day!
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  137. Debbie Myers says:

    Your fall colors used are perfect. Love your cards and the versatility of the leave stamp and die set …..and lets not forget the stencil!!!

  138. Sharyn Balnites says:

    The fall cards are gorgeous.

  139. Linda Kaucher says:

    I cannot choose a favorite–I like them all! Fall is my favorite time of year so it’s so hard to choose!

  140. Beth swisher says:

    Great cards. Love the scallop die. Using it as a stencil is great.

  141. Ingrid, your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. I’m so excited to get this SOA.

  142. Kim Heggins says:

    Three gorgeous fall cards….love that thankful die!

  143. Priscilla Steele says:

    LOVE the scallop die and using it as a stencil… WHOA!!! Love it.

  144. Avra N Williams says:

    Great cards, Ingrid! I never imagined I’d be reaching for my CP inks for fall colors!

  145. Marge Hurtig says:

    I can’t decide which is my favorite…amazing job, I live them all!

  146. Michelle Collins says:

    The cards are amazing!!! Thanks for the great ideas!!

  147. Teresa Cherka says:

    Love the cards, those leaves are spectacular!

  148. Connie Brooks says:

    Ingrid…it’s called “a spray do hickey”.
    Love your cards, I knew I would. They are all so different. Very pretty and one doesn’t have to use then as a FALL / Thanksgiving card really.

  149. Jodi Wayman says:

    Amazing! Yes, you are just amazing! Beautiful cards! I love all the inky techniques.

  150. Lovely array of cards 🙂 So pretty!!

  151. Beautiful cards. I love what you’ve done. TFS

  152. Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh wow! Your cards are simply stunning!!! Colors are amazing!!!

  153. Beautiful cards. Love the Autuum colours.

  154. Lori Walker says:

    Thanks for sharing your talents – your cards are awesome!

  155. Denise D. says:

    Such beautiful cards and my favourite is the first one, I love the texture and the colours.

  156. I love everything you ladies do!

  157. These are all fantastic!!! I love the tag on the first one and how you ‘distressed’ the edges.
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  158. Kathy Serrahn says:

    Beautiful cards, love the colors

  159. Mary Nelson says:

    LOVE!!! These are so incredible!!!!

  160. Barbie Morales says:

    The fall colors on these cards are so pretty.

  161. You always have amazing ideas! The backgrounds are so pretty! I’m anxious to try the leaves with the larger detail stamp over the top of the smaller solid stamp…it has my eye at the moment! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  162. Your cards are wonderful. Love how you used the 3 handwritten words. And I think “do hickey” is a great name. lol

  163. Holly Paplow says:

    I LOVE all your cards! What great techniques! My favorite is the last one How you used the scallop die as a stencil. What a GREAT idea!

  164. Awesome cards, Ingrid! Love the autumn colors. I have been looking for Fall leaves stamp set, and this hits the nail on the head! Will definitely help when I’m homesick for New Hampshire!

  165. These are both beautiful cards. Makes me long for Fall.

  166. Kim Goodmanson says:

    Awesome cards Ingrid, absolutely love them! Thanks for sharing!

  167. Gorgeous cards! Love the last one with the pieces of leaves and the scalloped border. Very inspiring!

  168. Vicki Smith says:

    Every card is a masterpiece and I enjoy watching you in the Clubhouse with Catherine. Hurry up, slumber party!

  169. Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures says:

    Lovely bright fall cards, Ingrid! TFS!

  170. Robyn Running says:

    Awesome cards! Love the leaves and tag.

  171. oh my, your projects are absolutely stunning!
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  172. Wow! All your cards are amazing! I especially like the first one! Love the way you have used this SOA collection!

  173. Sandra Meador says:

    I like the one layer card and your use of the scalloped panel.

  174. Lacey Willetts says:

    I really like how you layered the stamps on your first card. It really reminds me of Fall. I really can’t wait for Fall for the cooler days. Thank you for sharing.

  175. Sandra Johnston says:

    Beautiful cards Ingrid! I cannot wait to try some of your techniques with this collection.

  176. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    Always love your are so creative and I always learn something new from your work, “Thanks”

  177. These are each so pretty! I absolutely love these stamps!!!! 🙂

  178. Gorgeous cards, love your color combos and the added texture on the first card!

  179. Love the fall colors and your vibrant cards.

  180. Natasha Trupp says:

    WOW! These are all gorgeous!!

  181. Jean Mervine says:

    Beautiful cards. I love how you utilized the sentiments.

  182. Theresa Robinson says:

    Love your cards Ingrid!

  183. Bethany Koubsky says:

    Love the use of texture in the 1st card! These are so awesome! Can’t wait to get this collection!

  184. Nancy Kamrowski says:

    I love the Fall colors….my favorite time of the year! Our colors will be changing in the next 3-4 weeks already!

  185. Laura Miller says:

    Wonderful examples for using the sentiments in this kit. They are great – – so let that be the focus.

  186. Jackie Parkins says:

    Love the Autumn theme, I can’t wait for cooler weather!

  187. I love the fall theme on each of your cards, yet each is so unique. Gorgeous cards!

  188. Yes… “there is so much to be Thankful for”, I love this expression!!! So true!

  189. Love your cards, Ingrid! The color choices are perfect for autumn cards and the designs are fresh. Thanks for sharing.

  190. Linda Gorman says:

    Your cards are wonderful!!! I can’t wait to play with this collection!!!! Thank you!

  191. I have no clue how you have time to create when you are so busy packing and shipping. You do an excellent job at cards and working.

  192. Amazing cards! Love the color combo.
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  193. I was excited to see your name among today’s blog hop participants…I love your work! You do amazing things with watercolor, mixed media, etc…so inspiring! And today’s project are awesome! 👍

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