Love at First Sight

I have to be honest. I never believed in love at first sight. Call me a cynic if you want, but that’s how I’ve always felt…

until I laid eyes on this beauty. *Sigh*

Love at First Sight

In the words of Tigger, this personal laminator is B-E-A-U-tiful!

I mean, what teacher doesn’t love the warm plastic-y smell of a laminating machine warming up? - You know you're a teacher when the thought of laminating something makes you feel all warm and tingly inside.

I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to open it up and try it out.

All of the Pieces

Here’s everything that came with my Fellowes Saturn 2 125 laminator. It included 2 packs of laminating pouches- one for photo sized items and one for a regular 8 and 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.

Now, all I needed was something to laminate! Except… I literally just laminated a ton of stuff at school. Luckily (well unluckily) I had spilled water on a few of the pieces of my calendar before I got to laminate them, so I reprinted the pieces that I had ruined, turned on my laminator, and was ready to go.

Ready to Go

I read the directions, but honestly it was really easy to use. You turn it on, select the pouch thickness (which is right on the front of the package) and wait a few minutes. Can I tell you, I was SO impressed with how quickly it warmed up! We have an awesome, huge laminator at school. It works great, but it takes forever to heat up. My Saturn was ready in about 5 minutes (and it pinged to let me know it was ready.)

All I did was place my paper in the pouch, and stick it in the laminator! That’s it. ๐Ÿ™‚


And Voila!ย It worked so well!


Can you tell which pieces I laminated on the big laminator at school and which I laminated on my Saturn? Me either!

If you’d like your own laminator, check out They’re awesome and affordable.


If you like my tropical classroom pack, you can purchase it in my TpT store. On sale today! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Just a heads up, I blew up the calendar and printed it larger than it comes in the pack. You can easily do this at Staples or other office supply stores.)

Revised-1And last, but not least, if you haven’t participated in the Christmas in July sale andย  freebie blog hop and giveaway, today is your last chance! Click below to check it out!

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Until next time,

Martha from Primary Paradise

Primary Paradise

Primary Paradise

I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing with others and look forward to sharing my ideas with you!


  • Vicky Moore
    July 7, 2013 2:04 pm

    Hey Martha …that laminator is awesome !! I own it too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      July 7, 2013 6:05 pm

      Isn’t it great!? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz
    July 11, 2013 1:10 am

    I have a Scotch laminator and love being able to laminate at home. And if it is a full sheet that doesn’t need to be cut I don’t have to cut it out of the big floppy sheets that the school laminator makes! I buy my pouches at Sam’s club and get 200 for $22.00. That is the best price I have found. Keep Calm and Laminate On!

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