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SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES Part 5 – Laminators

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Camille's Primary Ideas: SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES Part 5 - Laminators
This SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES discusses the types of equipment & supplies I keep on hand in order to prepare my weekly singing time lessons.  What type of laminator to purchase for singing time is a frequently asked question.
 
You can assume the obvious – a computer, printer, paper, glue, etc. are all common singing time essentials.  But what other items come in handy that help make this calling a lot simpler?
 

This is the laminator I own that I LOVE!

I bought mine from Amazon here (this is an affiliate link below where I make a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase.  But know that I only suggest what I love!):
 

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This does occasionally goes on sale on Amazon!  As far as the laminating sheets, both Walmart and Amazon carry no-name brands that makes laminating even cheaper and I can’t tell a difference as far as quality goes.

I use lots of card stock that I buy from Wal-Mart.  I always keep the plain white and multi-colored packs on hand.
 
Or from Amazon here (great to add ot the shopping cart to help get you to a free shipping amount!):
 

 

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I also have my eye on the new Cricut…ONE day!!  For now, the scissors work fine ;).
 
I’ve got it on my Amazon wishlist for now:
 

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I’d love to know if you love using a Cricut/Silhouette for this calling!

Then I recently purchased a new printer.  If you are interested, I have more details HERE on it.

As far as reimbursement goes, I don’t ever turn in receipts for things I buy that I will be keeping.  If I purchase treats for the kiddos (which I really only do occasionally) or something I will be giving them (CD’s, for instance), then I get reimbursed for it.

I like to keep the things I make (I can’t tell you how many times I have used my singing time visuals for family home evening!).  If I get reimbursed for it all, I feel like it should stay with the primary.

I also feel that each primary music leader has their own style so things I create may be of no use to the next person in the calling.

So I ask you, what items have you found really useful for this calling?  Leave a comment with any suggestions!!

These posts are part of my Singing Time Organization Series.  You can find all my posts in this series HERE.  I suggest reading them from the last post to the most recent so they are in chronological order.

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10 thoughts on “SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES Part 5 – Laminators”

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    I didn't click the link to find out how much the laminator you want lists for, but I will tell you to always check Amazon's deal of the day (or week or whatever it is) because I bought a swingline laminator for $15 shipped! (because I do have Amazon prime) I also got 100 pouches for about $12 at the same time. Good luck and thanks so much for sharing

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    Thanks so much for always sharing your info. You really help me stay on top of my calling and stay organized.
    Just wondering if you have looked into the Silhouette Cameo instead of the Cricut Explore. I would highly recommend it instead of the Cricut.

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    Camille, I have the laminator by scotch and I LOVE it!. I buy my laminating sheets at Sam's Club. They are really cheap, but good quality. Thanks for always having such awesome ideas!!

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    I have now owned two laminators including the scotch brand. My favorite one is actually a little cheaper (Around $22.00) It's called AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator. I like it better because the laminating pages enter flat instead of at an angle. This keeps little pieces form slidding around and getting ruined while in the machine.
    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-PL9-US-Thermal-Laminator/dp/B00BUI5QWS/ref=sr_1_16?s=office-electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405538893&sr=1-16&keywords=laminating+machine

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    I have the same laminator as you and hate that nothing will stick to it. It's because it's not heat-based. I've found that sticking a tiny piece of duct-tape on the back of the laminated piece and then adding my adhesive, hot glue or Velcro dots orange tic tape works like a charm. Hope that helps! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I just called to this calling and am feeling kind of lost with the program coming up. Your blog is a perfect find!

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