How to Make Children's Hour Storage and Mini Album W/ G45

Making own storage is always the best. Beautiful patterns and from Graphic 45 “Children’s Hour” are the most suitable for me on this project, storage and a hidden mini album.

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How to Make Children's Hour Storage and Mini Album W/ G45
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For Basement: cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x10-1/2", 2pcs 1-1/2"x10-1/2" and 2pcs 1-1/2"x6-1/2"

For Basement: cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x10-1/2", 2pcs 1-1/2"x10-1/2" and 2pcs 1-1/2"x6-1/2"

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Use connecting strips to form the drawer.

Use connecting strips to form the drawer.

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Cut chipboard 2pcs 6-7/8"x11", 2pcs 1-7/8"x11 and 1pc 1-7/8"x6-7/8"

Cut chipboard 2pcs 6-7/8"x11", 2pcs 1-7/8"x11 and 1pc 1-7/8"x6-7/8"

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Use connecting strips to form into shape, the drawer can easily put inside.

Use connecting strips to form into shape, the drawer can easily put inside.

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For the ground floor (the playhouse): cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x8", 2pcs 4"x8" and 2pcs 6-1/2"x4"

For the ground floor (the playhouse): cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x8", 2pcs 4"x8" and 2pcs 6-1/2"x4"

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Use connecting strips to form the playhouse, left one side to be the front as shown.

Use connecting strips to form the playhouse, left one side to be the front as shown.

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Cut chipboard 2pcs 6-7/8"x8-1/2", 2pcs 4-3/8"x8-1/2" and 1pc 6-7/8"x4-3/8"

Cut chipboard 2pcs 6-7/8"x8-1/2", 2pcs 4-3/8"x8-1/2" and 1pc 6-7/8"x4-3/8"

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Use connecting strips to form into shape, the playhouse can easily be put inside.

Use connecting strips to form into shape, the playhouse can easily be put inside.

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For the mini album on the first floor: cut chipboard 1pc 2"x6-1/2" and 2pcs 8"x6-1/2"

For the mini album on the first floor: cut chipboard 1pc 2"x6-1/2" and 2pcs 8"x6-1/2"

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Ready cardstock 2pcs 7-1/2"x9", left 1/4" between chipboard and connect them as shown, fold excess and adhere.

Ready cardstock 2pcs 7-1/2"x9", left 1/4" between chipboard and connect them as shown, fold excess and adhere.

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Mat the cover and the back of the album with pattern paper of 7-1/2"x6" each.

Mat the cover and the back of the album with pattern paper of 7-1/2"x6" each.

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Cover the album binding section with paper of 4"x7-1/2"

Cover the album binding section with paper of 4"x7-1/2"

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For the inside of the album, cover the binding section with cardstock of 4"x6"

For the inside of the album, cover the binding section with cardstock of 4"x6"

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Cover the inside cover and the back with pattern paper of 7-1/2"x6"

Cover the inside cover and the back with pattern paper of 7-1/2"x6"

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Ready the flaps for album pages: 1 each of cardstock 6"x1-/2", 6"x2" and 6"x2-1/2", fold 1/2" from both left and right of the cardstock to form the flaps, as shown

Ready the flaps for album pages: 1 each of cardstock 6"x1-/2", 6"x2" and 6"x2-1/2", fold 1/2" from both left and right of the cardstock to form the flaps, as shown

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Adhere the flaps together and stick it on the binding section of the album.

Adhere the flaps together and stick it on the binding section of the album.

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Adhere 6 pages of 6"x7-1/2" on the flaps, leave it aside for future decoration.

Adhere 6 pages of 6"x7-1/2" on the flaps, leave it aside for future decoration.

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For the top floor drawer: cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x8", 2pcs 2"x8" and 2pcs 2"x6-1/2", then use connecting strips to form into drawer shape.

For the top floor drawer: cut chipboard 1pc 6-1/2"x8", 2pcs 2"x8" and 2pcs 2"x6-1/2", then use connecting strips to form into drawer shape.

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Ready 2 set for the top and first floor: chipboard of 2pc 8-1/2"x6-7/8", 2pcs 2-3/8"x8-1/2" and 1pc 6-7/8"x2-3/8"

Ready 2 set for the top and first floor: chipboard of 2pc 8-1/2"x6-7/8", 2pcs 2-3/8"x8-1/2" and 1pc 6-7/8"x2-3/8"

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Use connecting strips to form into shape and the 2 sets would be perfect for the mini album and the drawer.

Use connecting strips to form into shape and the 2 sets would be perfect for the mini album and the drawer.

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Cover the front and the back of the playhouse with pattern paper of 5"x9", don't adhere to the base for the front, otherwise you cannot open and close freely.

Cover the front and the back of the playhouse with pattern paper of 5"x9", don't adhere to the base for the front, otherwise you cannot open and close freely.

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Cover the sides with pattern papers of 6-1/2"x5"

Cover the sides with pattern papers of 6-1/2"x5"

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Cover the inside floor with pattern paper of 4"x8"

Cover the inside floor with pattern paper of 4"x8"

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Cover the inside front and the back with pattern papers of 4"x8"

Cover the inside front and the back with pattern papers of 4"x8"

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Cover the sides with pattern papers of 6-1/2"x4"

Cover the sides with pattern papers of 6-1/2"x4"

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Cut out window with whatever size you like.

Cut out window with whatever size you like.

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For the top floor drawer, cover the front and back with pattern papers of 7-1/2"x3"

For the top floor drawer, cover the front and back with pattern papers of 7-1/2"x3"

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Cover the sides with pattern paper of 8"x3"

Cover the sides with pattern paper of 8"x3"

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Cover the inside with pattern papers using the same sizes of the chipboards.

Cover the inside with pattern papers using the same sizes of the chipboards.

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For the basement drawer, cover the outside with pattern papers of 2pcs 2-1/2"x11-1/2" and 2pcs of 6-1/2"x2-1/2", then cover the inside with the same sizes of the chipboards.

For the basement drawer, cover the outside with pattern papers of 2pcs 2-1/2"x11-1/2" and 2pcs of 6-1/2"x2-1/2", then cover the inside with the same sizes of the chipboards.

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Adhere the ground floor, first floor and the top floor together.

Adhere the ground floor, first floor and the top floor together.

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Cut pattern paper strips of 1" width to cover the edges.

Cut pattern paper strips of 1" width to cover the edges.

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Same as all the horizontal edges.

Same as all the horizontal edges.

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For the basement, cover with the pattern paper strips the same of 1" width.

For the basement, cover with the pattern paper strips the same of 1" width.

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Then cover with pattern paper of 2-1/2"x12" as shown.

Then cover with pattern paper of 2-1/2"x12" as shown.

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Adhere all the part together.

Adhere all the part together.

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Cover the sides of the building with cardstock of 12"x9" as shown.

Cover the sides of the building with cardstock of 12"x9" as shown.

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Cover the top of the building with pattern paper of 7"x9" as shown.

Cover the top of the building with pattern paper of 7"x9" as shown.

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Cover the corners with punched pattern papers of around 1-1/2"x8", or whatever you like to decorate it.

Cover the corners with punched pattern papers of around 1-1/2"x8", or whatever you like to decorate it.

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Now go to ready the front board for all floors: chipboard 2pcs 7"x2-1/2", 1pc 7"x4-1/2" and 1pc 7"x2"

Now go to ready the front board for all floors: chipboard 2pcs 7"x2-1/2", 1pc 7"x4-1/2" and 1pc 7"x2"

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Cover all with pattern papers, in order to use the same pattern paper of only 12", here the paper measurement: top and the first floor 8"x3-3/8", ground floor 8"5-1/4" and the basement 8"x3"

Cover all with pattern papers, in order to use the same pattern paper of only 12", here the paper measurement: top and the first floor 8"x3-3/8", ground floor 8"5-1/4" and the basement 8"x3"

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Adhere ribbon handles behind the front boards (except the ground floor, I didn't use the ribbons on the ground floor later), then adhere all on the front of the drawers, mini album and the playhouse.

Adhere ribbon handles behind the front boards (except the ground floor, I didn't use the ribbons on the ground floor later), then adhere all on the front of the drawers, mini album and the playhouse.

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OK, now is your turn to decorate the building. Here I used the stamp patterns cut out from Graphic 45 papers for the windows, then use the cardstock scraps to decorate the sides, they are 1-3/8" width

OK, now is your turn to decorate the building. Here I used the stamp patterns cut out from Graphic 45 papers for the windows, then use the cardstock scraps to decorate the sides, they are 1-3/8" width

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Here the windows I used cardstock as well, you can of course make another style.

Here the windows I used cardstock as well, you can of course make another style.

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Go to the garden on the ground floor, here you can follow the sizes as shown which is 1" height, or other sizes of your choice.

Go to the garden on the ground floor, here you can follow the sizes as shown which is 1" height, or other sizes of your choice.

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Use connecting strips to connect.

Use connecting strips to connect.

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Cover the garden with cardstock, apply colors on the chipboard edges.

Cover the garden with cardstock, apply colors on the chipboard edges.

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Adhere the garden on the front of the ground floor, you can add a few fussy cuttings behind.

Adhere the garden on the front of the ground floor, you can add a few fussy cuttings behind.

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Cut chipboards 2"x1/2" for the top and bottom of the window, chop the corners, adhere 2 by 2. Then ready the acetate of 1-1/2" height, measure the chipboard and score the acetate to match.

Cut chipboards 2"x1/2" for the top and bottom of the window, chop the corners, adhere 2 by 2. Then ready the acetate of 1-1/2" height, measure the chipboard and score the acetate to match.

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Cover the chipboard with pattern papers and then adhere the acetate on as shown, I use Scor-Tape here, strong enough.

Cover the chipboard with pattern papers and then adhere the acetate on as shown, I use Scor-Tape here, strong enough.

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For the stone on the garden floor, I hand cut chipboard into tiny piece in random shape.

For the stone on the garden floor, I hand cut chipboard into tiny piece in random shape.

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Then color them by using just the Distress Ink, with whatever brown you like.

Then color them by using just the Distress Ink, with whatever brown you like.

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Here for the grass, it is amazing, just cut a thin layer from scouting pad and stick onto the garden, you can put one or two layers.

Here for the grass, it is amazing, just cut a thin layer from scouting pad and stick onto the garden, you can put one or two layers.

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Close up for the garden with the stones and grass.

Close up for the garden with the stones and grass.

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On one side of the playhouse, use cardstock scraps and color them to make the trellis, with those fussy cut flower and butterfly to decorate.

On one side of the playhouse, use cardstock scraps and color them to make the trellis, with those fussy cut flower and butterfly to decorate.

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Die cut shapes for dining table feet, double the chipboard to make it stronger.

Die cut shapes for dining table feet, double the chipboard to make it stronger.

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Cut table top from chipboard

Cut table top from chipboard

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Cover with pattern papers.

Cover with pattern papers.

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Adhere part together to form the table, use a small piece of chipboard in the middle to hold them in place.

Adhere part together to form the table, use a small piece of chipboard in the middle to hold them in place.

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For the chairs, ready chipboard for the back, the seat and the feet, the tiny ones are for hold them in place.

For the chairs, ready chipboard for the back, the seat and the feet, the tiny ones are for hold them in place.

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Cover one side of the seats with cotton.

Cover one side of the seats with cotton.

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Trim and cover with pattern papers as shown.

Trim and cover with pattern papers as shown.

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Cover the parts with pattern papers.

Cover the parts with pattern papers.

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Adhere the feet on the bottom of the seat with the tiny piece for holding them. Adhere the back on it as well.

Adhere the feet on the bottom of the seat with the tiny piece for holding them. Adhere the back on it as well.

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Die cut shapes for the sofa, cut the top part for the sofa back, the lower part for the seat.

Die cut shapes for the sofa, cut the top part for the sofa back, the lower part for the seat.

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Glue them into shape

Glue them into shape

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Glue them into shapes and adhere pattern papers on the fronts, color the edges.

Glue them into shapes and adhere pattern papers on the fronts, color the edges.

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Adhere papers at the back and sides, color the edges.

Adhere papers at the back and sides, color the edges.

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Adhere on beads as feet for the sofas, if you would like to have a fluffy seats, cut chipboards and do the same as what you did for the dining chairs.

Adhere on beads as feet for the sofas, if you would like to have a fluffy seats, cut chipboards and do the same as what you did for the dining chairs.

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I know there are a lot of steps, here you turn to decorate the building.

I know there are a lot of steps, here you turn to decorate the building.

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Fussy cut some flowers for the windows.

Fussy cut some flowers for the windows.

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Use the cardstock scraps to make the door, add strips pattern cut out from papers for the garden fence.

Use the cardstock scraps to make the door, add strips pattern cut out from papers for the garden fence.

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Use paper flowers or fussy cut flowers to decorate your garden.

Use paper flowers or fussy cut flowers to decorate your garden.

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Use a corkboard pin to be the flower pot, fussy cut leaves and strawberries, fussy cut bear as window display.

Use a corkboard pin to be the flower pot, fussy cut leaves and strawberries, fussy cut bear as window display.

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Although the top floor and the basement are only around 2" high, but they are good enough for storing, may be like hairbands.

Although the top floor and the basement are only around 2" high, but they are good enough for storing, may be like hairbands.

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If you like just to have storage, make one more drawer for the first floor which is the same size as the top floor.

If you like just to have storage, make one more drawer for the first floor which is the same size as the top floor.

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You can have dimensional decorations on the front of the mini album, but no too much.

You can have dimensional decorations on the front of the mini album, but no too much.

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Here in my album is just pages, of course you can add flip pages, pockets or more.

Here in my album is just pages, of course you can add flip pages, pockets or more.

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Apply on the edges which enhances the dimensional of your project.

Apply on the edges which enhances the dimensional of your project.

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You can also not to make the playhouse, make a drawer instead for more storage.

You can also not to make the playhouse, make a drawer instead for more storage.

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Use something from your house to help the bear stand up, I use foam here.

Use something from your house to help the bear stand up, I use foam here.

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Fussy cut flowers and butterfly for your garden, you can cut more for a great and happy look.

Fussy cut flowers and butterfly for your garden, you can cut more for a great and happy look.

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Cut 2 or more layers of scouting pad to make the grass, hand tear out would be great too.

Cut 2 or more layers of scouting pad to make the grass, hand tear out would be great too.

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You can buy miniature furniture instead, if you don't want to make it on your own.

You can buy miniature furniture instead, if you don't want to make it on your own.

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A dining table, 4 dining chairs and 2 sofas.

A dining table, 4 dining chairs and 2 sofas.

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Use Graphic 45 chipboard elements as picture frame on the wall, I added here two beads as wall lamps.

Use Graphic 45 chipboard elements as picture frame on the wall, I added here two beads as wall lamps.

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Think of more and utilize the chipboard and paper scraps, make more furniture like coffee table.

Think of more and utilize the chipboard and paper scraps, make more furniture like coffee table.

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You can use other method to make the table and chairs, like use wire.

You can use other method to make the table and chairs, like use wire.

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Another wall with sentiments and fussy cut flowers.

Another wall with sentiments and fussy cut flowers.

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Here the back of the house, you can decorate with flowers and windows.

Here the back of the house, you can decorate with flowers and windows.

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Trellis with flowers on one of the outside wall.

Trellis with flowers on one of the outside wall.

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Close up on the trellis.

Close up on the trellis.

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If you don't have the dies, just search them on Pinterest, there are a lot tutorial for diy furniture.

If you don't have the dies, just search them on Pinterest, there are a lot tutorial for diy furniture.

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Close up on the front of the basement drawer.

Close up on the front of the basement drawer.

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You are so great if you've gone through all the steps until this 97 of 97, thank you so much and enjoy!!!

You are so great if you've gone through all the steps until this 97 of 97, thank you so much and enjoy!!!

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