Friday, March 29, 2013

Announcing: "Strong" by Authentique Paper

Extraordinary, smart, protective and steady...whether a growing boy or father, men are paramount figures in our lives. This year, we wanted to create special collections for mothers and fathers, hence our “Grace” and “Strong” companion collections. Father’s Day collections are rare, and since we receive numerous requests for rich, nostalgic masculine designs, we did not want to overlook fathers and sons. The myriad of paper accents and designs suitable for all ages, provide multiple options for creating cards, projects, albums and gifts centered around fathers and sons. Act fast... our masculine collection “Loyal” released last year at this time sold out very quickly!


“Strong” is printed on a special textured crisscross finish to add a masculine touch...custom texture only available at Authentique Paper!
















"Strong" also features a 6x6 AND 8x8 bundle (paper pad) - so take your pick! Each size has it's benefits, it's really up to you, but either way, the "bundle" is a MUST have!



Collection kits allow you to grab and go - included in this kit is an EXCLUSIVE 12x12 Details & 12x8 Elements sticker - the only way to get these intricate, perfectly color-matched stickers is inside the kit!




This collection wouldn't be complete without coordinating die cuts!

"Mini Notes" - Add a personal note to any project, card or creation...just over 3" wide, we think these are a great size!



"Stamp Blocks" - Personalize with a sentiment or phrase...imagine the possibilities!


"Frames & Corners" - Highlight photos whether big or small (overall size of this item is almost 6" wide). Don't forget they are double sided too!


"Titles & Phrases" - Theme your project by adding the perfect title or phrase!


"Hinges & Tabs" - How can you not swoon over hinges and tabs? Add the perfect edge to your creation!


"Circles & Scallops" - Great for layering and adding a little pop!



See below for projects created with "Strong" by our talented design team!

Card by Design Team Member Shellye McDaniel


Layout by Design Team Member Guiseppa Gubler


Mini Album by Design Team Member Loes de Groot


We want to GIVE AWAY a "Strong" prize to one lucky fan! Just leave a comment telling us what you love about this collection and what kind of projects you would make with it. We will draw and announce a winner in our "Winner Round-up" at the end of this month!

101 comments:

  1. Oooooh, yes please!!! Love this collection! The colour pallette is fantastic!!

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  2. Loving this new collection! Would definitely use this for layouts and also some masculine cards. I am especially loving that crossword puzzle print!

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  3. So happy to see a masculine line! This collection would help make creating layouts and cards for my two favorite men a breeze.

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  4. This collection is just perfect for masculine lay-outs. I have two brothers and a dad, who I don't scrap very often, as I always have trouble making masculine creations. This beautiful collection would definitely make it a lot easier :)

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  5. This is fantastic! I love the patterns, especially the woodgrain sheet and the crossword sheet. And for me, the colors are perfect, because they're primarily blue and gold, which are Navy colors and my dad is a retired Navy man. Great collection!

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  6. This would make great layouts for Hubby and son and some great cards, Masculine cards are so have to make because the papers are so hard to find. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. this is so awesome, it is not just for masculine projects, but for glamorous style. I have some photos that can be perfectly scrapped with this paper

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  8. I LOVE the gold and green papers. For some reason that combo is wonderful to me!!!!! I would make some cards, and make some recipe cards for a book I'm making for my daughter.

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  9. What is not to love about this collection??? I love newsprint and the colors that you incorporated - but what really grabs me is all of the embelishments!! YAY!!!!

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  10. So loving this collection for myself as well as masculine projects, layouts, cards and more.

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  11. I LOVE The colors in this collection and that "wood" paper is wonderful !!!! Would be great for Layouts about my hubby, son and the cats LOL 3 out of the 4 of them are male. Oh what the heck I'd use these papers for my daughter too !

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  12. Love the deep blue and orange colors of this collection. Authentique is my "to go" to line of papers when I create. I scrapbook my grandson, who turns 5 next month, and I also make cards to sell, and am always needing masculine type papers. Thanks for the chance at this fabulous new collection!

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  13. Since losing my husband of 41 years last year, I have been able to keep my mind busy (helps with the depression) by doing a scrapbook in his memory. These papers would be perfect for special times in his life.!!!

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  14. It is very hard to find versatile papers for the "guy-layouts". With a father husband son grandson, I am always lookign for papers that work well for those kind of layouts. LOVE the color combo here, love the textured papers and LOVE the embellishments. I can also use this for some girly layouts as the gold, the scallops the flower pattern makes it very multi-purpose! GREAT collection-thank you :)

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  15. I love the colors, probably my favorite color combination ever!! The sentiments are great too! I would use it for some scrapbook pages about my dad and husband, and for cards as well.

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  16. Loving the blue and gold, perfect for my DS3 who wins so many trophies for sports and music!
    So excited about the texture too, yummo!!

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  17. The zig zaggy stripped paper is my favorite. I love the colors of all of the papers, too. I need these.

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  18. Oh my, what a great collection. Love the colors. Would love to win this.

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  19. I love love the color and masculine feel of the collection and with having a husband, 3 sons, 1 son in law and 6 grandsons This Strong Collection is a must. TFS

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  20. Absolute perfection. You nailed it with this collection. I love the extras that are part of this line. You have really outdone yourselves with the additions of embellishments/tags etc. that you brought out this year.

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  21. What a great collection!! I would love to use "Strong" to make a special album for my Dad with pics with all his grandkids. This collection has ticked all the boxes for me. It features great colors, fun patterns and papers especially the woodgrain and crossword papers. I love all the extra co-ordinating embellishments that get the creative juices flowing. A very versitile collection. I love it.

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  22. Extraordinary collection, wonderful for masculin projects. Regards

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  23. I really love the colors and the masculinity of it!!!! TFS!

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  24. I love the colors and prints and stickers! What a fun line. It would be super fun to play with!

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  25. It's a great collection, I love it because I can do any masculin project with it, and it 's very complete with all of embellisment and stickers. I think I'll do a mini album with it..

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  26. Great collection! Love the colors - I see a mini album in this for my Dad! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Gorgeous masculine feeling collection. Love the mix of colors, the stickers and everything. Awesome. I would use these on scrapbook pages and cards. Thanks.

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  28. These colors are my favorites and I love all the graphics~ such a versatile set!!

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  29. Wow! Just in time for Father's Day cards and layouts with all the get-together pictures! This is awesome!

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  30. This is a fabulous line...I have two boys and a hubby that this line would be perfect for!

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  31. Love the colors!!! Great collection to use for Father and Daughter pages too!!

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  32. Love the colors!!! Great collection to use for Father and Daughter pages too!!

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  33. So lovely collection! I would make an album for my husband.

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  34. I love the patterns and colors. It is so nice to have a kit that coordinates so well!

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  35. Yellow and blue is one of my favorite color combo's.

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  36. Love all the colors and patterns of this new collection, and especially love the Titles and Phrases!!! I can see myself doing such lovely layouts with these products! TFS

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  37. My father passed in November at the age of 50 and I've yet to find the right to create a memorial scrapbook of the pictures and memorabilia given. I think I've found it! I would be honored and appreciative to win this for his album
    Suzanne

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  38. I just love the color choices with the blue and golden yellow. If I had a pack of all the goodies in the Strong collection I would make a mini album for my Father-In-Law with all of his grandchildren so he can have it sitting out in his living room to look at all the time.

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  39. I love the color scheme and all the possible things I could do with this collection. I have several Pics of my late Father I would love to scrap using this line.

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  40. I like the colors and patterns. I am the mom of 4 boys and grandma of 3 boys and would use this for masculine layouts and cards.

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  41. I love the Mini Notes and Stamp Blocks , very COOL !! TFS and a chance to win .

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  42. I love how masculine the papers are. Great for cards and layouts.

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  43. With two boys + one husband in my house I'm always looking for masculine lines and this is awesome! Love all the examples from the DT, thank you!!

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  44. I'd love to see this Mini Album. And though I have photos with my father and brother, I think I could use most of the papers for myself - they look quite versatile.

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  45. WOW! Wishes do come true - papers for the men in my family and in their favorite colors. Love the quotes and die cuts. The layout and card possibilities are endless. Has to go to the top of my wish list. Thanks for listening.

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  46. Fabulous new paper collection!! Perfect for manly cards and mini albums!!

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  47. Amazing collection! Love the colors, patterns and all the fantastic embellies!! I have a husband, five brothers and three grandsons so this collection is perfect!

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  48. LOVE it!! My youngest son is a cancer warrior and these papers would be PERFECT for him. HE is SO STRONG!!

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  49. Awesome collection of patterns, colors for the male gender!!
    Flowers and frill just don't work with my male family members!, So I am always feeling very limited when creating LOs and cards.
    Love this fabulous collection and thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. OH, WOW! Looking at this collection again, makes me love it even MORE! What to love...uhmmm...ALL?! LOL!!

    I like that you have given us the option of an 8x8. Also love that you have printed on inside covers so that we can truly use ALL and every bit of the paper packs :)

    OK...if I had to choose, it would be the mini notes = great for not only pages & cards but the trendy Project Life pocket albums! <- Always at the pulse of the SB trends! Love you, AP!! xo

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  51. I am sooo in need of a masculine collection for my cardmaking! This is fabulous!!

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  52. LOVE this collection! Especially the crossword puzzle.

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  53. I love the colors the most, and would use the whole line on my scrapbooks for sure. Also the papers and embellishments are perfect for cards and tags! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

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  54. Wow, this is a really great collection for the men in the family! Good for any age! I love the colors and prints... all the cut outs, die cuts, etc... are just fabulous... good range of words to choose from. Thanks for a chance to win this package of goodies! oh yes... I'd be using it for my layouts and for cards.

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  55. love the mini notes and the woodgrain paper. very pretty.

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  56. Love the colors and the message
    of the collection. I'd use it
    for cards for the men in my
    family.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. O M G!! Awesome papers and embellishments! Wow! I would love to have all of this,as it is an amazing set! Thanks for the giveaway! "Happy Easter"

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    1. I would love to make my husband a fathers day Album with these papers,and embellishments...

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  58. What a great chance to win a great product. I love the texture of Authentique papers and this collection although masculine is quite versatile.

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  59. Really a great masculine collection....a must have for me with all the males I have in my family! I want to make some mini albums for my sons and Dad and these papers and embellishments would be perfect.

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  60. lovely collection =) I like all in it, but most of all - paper, stickers, mini notes, Titles & Phrases...oh, i need it..I'll make album or layouts (and card of course) =)

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  61. Great collection! I really like to see designs that can be used for our Masculine family members! The fact that this collection is so complete is very unique. Many times the masculine designed papers have very few matching embellishments. If I were to use this collection I would make scrapbook pages and cards for the guys in my life.

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  62. Of course I love everything about this collection but my favorite is the crossword paper and the wood paper. Great prize pack thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. I love the color tones of this Strong collection. The small patterns of the collection caught my eye as well.
    ava g

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  64. Love the colors and patterns. If I owned
    this collection I think I would put together
    a memory box of my father to give to my son.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  65. Love the colours and designs in this collection. Would love to get my hands on these to use for pages of my daughter and her Daddy.

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  66. Another gorgeous collection.4 sons-2 grandsons,you know I have to have this one.

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  67. I fell in love with Genuine the moment it came out and this line has me even more in love. Love the blues combined with the gold, such a perfect color combo, another winning line!

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  68. I would use this collection to make mini album of my parents and siblings photos.

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  69. I love how MALE this set is, it can be used for all ages... from baby boys to grown granddads there needs to be more male papers in scrap land instead of just flower & girl items so WELL DONE!!!. Your opening tag of Strong is the best way to describe it....I just LOVE this set!!!

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  70. What a rich line in color, pattern, and texture. Perfect for current and old photos.

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  71. Love the colors & patterns... It will be perfect for an albom to my dad 50 birthday

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  72. How does that deodorant commercial go? Strong enough for a man but _____ enough for a woman. That's how I feel about this line. Just in time for Father's Day ... thanks so much. You ROCK.

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  73. This would be perfect for making masculine cards which I find to be a challenge. I think you just made it a whole lot easier with this new line!!

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  74. I love this beautiful collection for boys and men. I can't wait to get my hands on it to make Father's Day and birthday cards for the men I love! Rich colors and gorgeous patterns make this collection a must have for my paper stash!

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  75. So hard to find 'perfect' masculine papers for my special man---these are perfect!!

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  76. Love the color combination of yellow and blues. I could see me using this to make layouts for my 2 sons and 5 grandsons. Perfect!

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  77. I love the colors and the mini notes and the stamp blocks and, and, and..... Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful collection.

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  78. I love the colours in this collection. Perfect for the men in my life!

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  79. My Dad passed away 10 months ago at 82 He was a strong man who was savagely attacked by Alzheimer and I want to make an album for my niece to have as a reminder of her granddad who she called Gramps. These papers and pack would be perfect for this album and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
    It is perfect thank you for showing it to us all.

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  80. This is a wonderful collection...the colors are awesome... what I like most besides the papers are the 12x8 Elements sticker, normally I wouldn't say that but I have gotten my hands on a sheet of Diction and I have to say I absolutely LOVE it and use it all the time too bad the main subject was babies I still managed to work around it LOL thanks for the chance!

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  81. Oh wow this collection is FFAABBUULLUUSS....so love the stamp blocks and mini notes!!! This would look so great on a mini album I want to make for my father in law! Thank you for the chance to win xoxoxox Amy :)

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  82. I always love a collection that works for masculine projects and the colors in this are awesome! Love the weathered wood paper and that crossword puzzle print!
    I would use it for everything!!! Cards, layouts, mini albums!

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  83. Wow I really love the colors in this line!
    - April W

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  84. i love that there is a line especially for the men in our lives. i would make plenty of cards!

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  85. I love this line! I would make lots of layouts.

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  86. What I love about this collection is the colors! They are versatile and would be great for so many projects!

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  87. I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) shortly after having my youngest child. I have since taken up this wonderful hobby of paper crafting as my outlet and memory keeping. I'm a huge fan of this line. I already have so many great ideas of what to use it for.

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  88. YES!!!!! Love that you are introducing such a fab line perfect for scrapping our dads, brothers, hubbies and sons... I pretty much scrapbook "boys" and I am thrilled to see the colours the great patters (the weathered wood background - stunning!) and the fab stamp blocks which are so perfect for cards. Thank you:-) I can see the layouts and the cards already in my mind.

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  89. Perfect colors and patterns for those men in our lives!!! I have a 24 year old son and often struggle to find papers for layouts. These are perfect! Love your collection!

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  90. I love the name of this collection! Strong, which is what I think of when I think of my father and also of my son. Great set for all those masculine cards I need to make. I am such a HUGE fan of your paper collections. They always inspire me to create!

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  91. I love the blues, and really love the wood look paper. The quotes on the stickers/cutouts are great! What a great collection!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. Great new line- always looking for something masculine/boyish that's not cutesie or TOO masculine (tools, etc.)

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  93. Wow! Totally love the color combinations and such an awesome subject line - FATHER!!!

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  94. I'm so glad you made a masculine collection! There are just no enough choices on the market for the men in my life!

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  95. I am such a sucker for blue and yellow! You guys never disappoint! I am always looking for a good masculine collection and this is fantastic!

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  96. I love that Authentique created these beautiful papers and given us a way to honor the men in our lives! "Strong" is so perfect in name and effect. Hope I find some before it is gone!

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  97. Fun crossword paper, and I always love your stickers!

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