I know, it’s a burning question isn’t it? You see, I’m a blog stalker and I see all of these teachers with laminators IN THEIR HOUSE and I get jealous. There, I said it. I get jealous, okay? I am a crafty chick. I love DIY projects. My Silhouette Cameo is my nerdy best friend. I NEED a laminator. Right?
Reality sets in. Laminators cost money. You have to buy pouches. What the heck are pouches anyway? I already have access to a laminator at work. Husband gives me the side-eye as I browse laminators online. I do not NEED a laminator at my house. Fine.
Oops. Laminator goes into shopping cart. It was on sale, people! Don’t judge me. Fast forward as I wrestle with self doubt while reading online reviews. Nevermind, the moment has passed. I am a big fat laminator chicken. I’ll just use the one at work. But then I have to spend more time at work and y’all know I’m already there a hojillion hours each week anyway. Boo-hoo.
Enter My Binding. Guess what? They want to GIVE me a laminator for my blog. Say what? YES, PLEASE! Did you hear the choir singing in the background or was that just me? A few days later this glorious box appeared.
And just look at all the stuff in the box.
I love it already and I haven’t even turned it on yet. For real. I didn’t even take it upstairs to the office, that’s how excited I was. The living room floor would be just fine. 🙂
My poor husband couldn’t get the thing hooked up quickly enough as I ran around the house printing and cutting things to laminate. I decided to start with my award/holiday bookmark set and also make a mini book with my reading genres set.
I printed them out on card stock and hoped the laminator could handle it. The light came on so it said it was ready to go. It grabbed the mini posters and pulled them right in.
Everything I laminated came out the other side nicely. Here are my bookmarks on their way out. The lamination has a really nice feel, almost plastic and not wimpy at all. This is a bonus over the softer lamination we have at work.
This thing is amazing, I tell you. Now I shall laminate at any hour of the day in my pajamas and NO WAITING for that laminator at school to heat up. My nerdy little heart spills over.
So if you are anything like me and wrestling with the To Buy or Not To Buy on the laminator, this one goes soundly into the BUY category. I totally would have bought this one if there was someone like me to
whisper shout GO FOR IT. Now I just need a binder to put my mini books together. Maybe one day…
You’re welcome, friends. You’re welcome. =)