You're the die cutting hero and every hero needs a sidekick! That's why the SideKick Machine from the Alterations Collection by Tim Holtz for Sizzix is the papercrafting device you need for small projects at home or on the road!
It's portable! It's affordable! It's adorable! It's a die-cutting machine that fits in the palm of your hand and performs all your favorite die-cutting functions on a smaller scale. Whether you are looking for a mini entry-level machine in the world of die-cutting, a handy little die-cutting accessory for on-the-go or travel, or just want to accessorize your larger machine with something quick and easy for small projects, this Sizzix Sidekick is ready to be your new best friend!
Why we love the Sizzix Sidekick and Ultimate Accessories Bundle:
What you can cut with your Sizzix Sidekick:
If you're looking for some adorable dies for your Sizzix Sidekick, check out the Side-Order Collection by Sizzix for cute themed sets made specifically for this mini-machine.
How to use your Sidekick:
You will be absolutely spoiled by the versatility of this little beauty! Don't toss your leftover scraps in the trash! Instead, make a bundle of die cuts before your next creative genius idea strikes you! It's so easy to leave the Sidekick at the ready on your craft table for any small scrap of material to be used with a thin die within seconds. We know you're going to exclaim, "HOW DID I DO WITHOUT THIS MACHINE?!"
Along with this fantastic machine are some wonderful, helpful tools that will truly transform your die-cutting in no time at all. There's a die pick for ensuring your small, intricate die cuts are extracted from the metal dies with no harm to their perfectly-cut edges, and punching out tiny scraps of paper as well. We also throw in a super handy mini die brush and foam pad set for brushing paper pieces from your wafer thin dies in one quick, easy roll. And did we mention adhesives? There are temporary sticky grid sheets for holding your designs steady through the Sidekick, foam adhesive sheets for varied dimensions on your mixed media projects, and thin adhesive sheets for making one-of-a-kind custom stickers and such! It doesn't get any better than this Sidekick and Ultimate Accessories Bundle!
Here are just a few reviews of the Sizzix Sidekick from our Scrapbook.com customers:
"Love, love, LOVE it!!! In fact, I love it so much I bought one as a gift! It's perfect for small die cutting, and you don't feel like your arm is ready to fall off from all the handle cranking!" - dkittswadlow
"This is a wonderful product. It's handy when you don't want to pull out your bigger machine. It's a sturdy little device and I use it often. Great little craft assets!" - flight8163
"How did I live without this? It is so small, lightweight, and handy to leave on my work table. I love it for cutting with small dies, especially sentiments. It only takes seconds. It will never replace my large die cutting machine which is needed for larger dies, but on the other hand, nothing will replace this either. I also like that it came in a package with accessories. Highly recommend. I also appreciate the prompt shipping from Scrapbook.com." - cruising
"Perfect size for those small items I love making. No hassle with getting the big die cut machines out and ready." - mydyisgod
TIP: The Sizzix Sidekick machine’s polycarbonate plastic cutting pads often make loud creaking, cracking, and snapping noises while being cranked through the machine. This is no cause for alarm! This is a normal part of machine operation and the cutting pads and machine are designed to withstand the pressures of cutting. The pads may even show outlines of your dies after use - do not panic! This is totally normal as well! To extend the life of your cutting pads, flip them over periodically.
Warranty: Three-year limited warranty. This warranty covers any manufacturing defects in your authentic Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine when you purchase the product from an Authorized Sizzix Retailer.
Number of pieces: 49
I had the original over 15 years ago and loved it! I gave it to my niece who is just getting into papercraft. So, when the new version came out, I had to have it! It works great for traveling to a friend's house or in your craft room when you're short on space.
I love this little baby! I use many small dies for tags, journals and memory book pages. This saves wearing out my Big Shot, and is much faster. It works well for alphabet/ number dies, small tags,Tim Holtz thinlets small flower & leaf dies, planner dies, etc.
If you are trying decide if you will use it, I suggest cutting a piece of paper that is 2 1/2” by 5” (the size of the cutting pads) then go through your die collection to see what fits. The dies & embossing folders that come with the set are really cute for labels & tags. I work on a glass mat, so the suction cup works perfectly. The unit itself is solid and well-constructed. For the type of papercrafting that I like, it was a great purchase.
I love the ease of using this little critter as opposed to having to drag out my big Sizzix when I only need to cut a little item out. I recommend adding this little machine to your crafting room.
Even though I already own a Vagabond I ordered this Sidekick because I thought it was cute and it might come in handy. When it arrived and I unpacked it I thought it might be little more then a toy. Not so! This little thing is a workhorse! I've been using it to cut out all the little tiny pieces needed for the snow globe Christmas cards I'm making for my six grandkids. I've also used it to cut out many of my other small dies. This little thing cuts like a champ. I love it!!!!!
How did I live without this? It is so small, lightweight, and handy to leave on my work table. I love it for cutting with small dies, especially sentiments. It only takes seconds. It will never replace my large die cutting machine which is needed for larger dies, but on the other hand, nothing will replace this either. I also like that it came in a package with accessories. Highly recommend. I also appreciate the prompt shipping from Scrapbook.com
This is such a great companion to the bigger machines! It's lightweight, travels well to crops and arty gatherings and matches the bigshot, plus and emboss machines. I had the original way back in the day and was so excited to see the updated version and to be able to get the accessories again. Mine sits right on my worktable so I can grab it for a quick use.
I love this little machine! My papercrafting involves mostly cards, so a lot of my die cutting is small items. It is nice to have this little machine instead of hauling out one of my larger machines, when I am only cutting small things! I had the old red sidekick, but it didn’t cut the new style does, so when I saw this set, for such a reasonable price, I just had to get it! Not disappointed! Love it!
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