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« on: July 08, 2011 10:54:52 PM »

My dad has been very supportive of me this past year. While I bet he wouldn't mind another massage from me I wanted to give him something different this year. But what's a poor student to do? Craft!

I told him that he had to wear what I made him all day. He hammed it up and got lots of compliments throughout the day. Originally his button was going to say "#1 Dad" but he wasn't going to be the only dad at the table so I thought it seemed unfair. My nephew refers to him as Papa so Big Papa fit well.

I came home early from brunch to find that my step-dad was going out to dinner with the family. I whipped this up really quick. Some backstory: When my mom was pregnant with my brother she asked my step dad a ton of "What if..." questions about their chil. My step-dad said he didn't care if he ran around with a rubber glove over his head exclaiming "I'm a squid! I'm a squid!" as long as he was happy. I've been told that the same goes for all of us.

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The toner started to run off instantly...Any tips? I think next time I may spray some workable fixative before printing to give the ink something to stick to.

« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011 12:24:15 AM »

Those are great! He looks proud.

If you're having trouble with toner sticking to regular printer paper, you probably need a new fuser. If it's specialty paper, make sure you get the stuff for laser printers next time Wink  As a temporary fix, though, try ironing it (with another piece of paper on top to protect the iron). (also no steam!)
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011 01:11:52 AM »

Looks great and sure looks like one proud Papa. Smiley Personally I like the way it came out, toner fading and all.

« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011 11:25:10 PM »

What great gifts Cheesy perfect for any poor student. Love the brooch, and the back-story of the squid Tongue

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