Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Sidekick - Starter Kit - Brown and Black




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Description & Information

Contents:

  • One Tim Holtz Sidekick machine with an opening that measures 2.75" wide
  • One pair of Exclusive Smokey Gray Cutting Pads
  • One Embossing Pad
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Framelits die
  • Eleven Thinlits dies
  • Six stamps
  • One small Texture Fade embossing folder
  • Three year limited warranty

Size: 7.75" x 4.75" x 3.5", opening measures 2.75" wide
Weight: 2 lbs.

Get crafting right out of the box with the Sizzix Brown and Black Sidekick Starter Kit by Tim Holtz. With the included tag, numbers and tag accents you’re going to have hours of creative fun right after you empty out the box. Start creating custom tags for gifts, daily planners, journals, cards, your scrapbook pages and more!

You will love that the Sidekick features a special vacuum seal that holds it into place atop any smooth surface. No more slipping and sliding! Plus, this particular machine is economical. It's affordable and the ultimate space-saver - so small that it will fit right into your hand!

Here are some of the reasons why this starter kit is so AWESOME:
Included are dies, stamps and an embossing folder, so you can start your creating right away
Perfect for your on-the-go crafting, crops or classes
It’s affordable. Create cards, design tags and more without spending a lot of money

It's a great gift idea as it has everything you need to get started (minus cardstock)

If you aren't sure if die cutting is "for you," this is an affordable way to learn and find out!

You’ll be excited to get your hands on this space saver that will easily adhere to your workspace when you lock the lever into place. Use thin dies (Triplits, Thinlits and Framelits) that measure from 2 1/2” wide to 4 1/2” long/lengthwise and smaller. The machine easily cuts through a single sheet of paper, vellum or lightweight cardstock.

How to use the Tim Holtz Sidekick for die cutting:

  • Place the machine on a solid surface, such as a desk or counter top 
  • Secure suction cup by locking lever into place (see video for visuals)
  • Choose a piece of cardstock or other material to cut
  • Place selected cardstock on top of the cutting pad
  • Place the die on top of the cardstock, cutting side down
  • Place the remaining cutting pad on top of the die
  • Insert the “sandwich” into the Sidekick machine
  • Crank the handle, rolling the “sandwich” through the machine
  • Remove your finished die cut on the other side!

How to use the Sidekick for embossing:

  • Choose a cut out shape or embossing folder
  • Place your cardstock or other material into the embossing folder
  • Place embossing pad and cutting pad on either side of the embossing folder
  • Run “sandwich” through the machine
  • Remove your embossed material on the other side!

Tip:
Do not overload the machine to prevent from getting jammed

Regularly use both sides of your plates to prevent warping (though warping plates over time is normal and expected)

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.

What our customers are saying about the Tim Holtz Sidekick Starter Kit:

“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.” – Kcash2000

“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!!!!!” – NonnaEVG

“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.” – juliajae

“This product is the perfect addition to my die cutting supplies in my craft room! I love how portable it is and how easy it is to use. All of the extras that come with it are classic and will be used over and over again.” – Joanie R

“I'm in LOVE with this tiny powerhouse!! Its cut and performed exactly what and how they said it would. Absolutely love that it hardly takes any space on my desk and I don't have to use my big machines for small cuts. One of my BEST investments and I highly recommend it!” – lcusissy

“Tim Holtz products are always the top in quality and style. This beginning set has so many additional things to use with the mini die cutting machine, from the plates needed to make it all work to the embossing mat and then adding dies that all interact with the machine, the tag, the stamp and even an embossing folder. What a treat and having the numbers is really a high value.” – lhyden1

SKU: sz-662535 UPC: 630454244806

Projects Using This Product

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Reviews and Ratings

Avg. Rating
92% of buyers would recommend

Product Questions & Answers

  • LOVE my Tim Holtz Sidekick, but what I dont love is that 1 of my plates is already cracked. :(
    And good luck finding the correct color replacements!!!   By: madewithlovebynlo (06-Apr-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I was thrilled when I receive my sidekick! However, after approximately 20 - 25 passes with various thinlets one of the plates is warped and even though the handle cranks nothing passes through the machine. It was wonderful while it lasted. By: Floribbean (24-Apr-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is it just me but does the Sidekick NOT stay secured to the desk or table surface for very long? I've tried it on my wood desk and metal topped shelf and the suction releases after a few minutes - especially after I use it. Do I have a defective one? Thanks   By: SiderWhite (29-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I recently watched an FB Live with Tim Holtz this week and he spoke about this issue. (Check out his FB page for Tim Holtz Addicts to find the video.) A tip he shared was to take one of cutting pads from the larger Sizzix or Vagabond die cutting machines and secure the sidekick to that. Then when cutting out the die you can press down on the cutting pad the sidekick is secured to while turning the sidekick handle to cut the die. Hope this helps!
      Of course if you don't own a larger cutting pad you'd have to find a different solution. Perhaps a large 12x12 smooth tile? Sometimes one might have something like that laying around. (I've done a lot of different crafting so I have lots of odds and ends. Most crafters, er hoarders, do. LOL) By: gharlow_38 (16-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Few if any of the suction bottom die cut machines work well on any surface besides glass from my experience. By: deebeth89 (27-Feb-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Where do i order new sidekick cutting plates, embossing matt ? I just got my new little sweetie ( sidekick ) and I love it so much <3 ... so want to get more plates ahead   By: Lorett (12-Sep-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • You can purchase the cutting pads at Scrapbook.com.
      https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-654559.html By: Amber Boren (13-Sep-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I can't find the replacement pads and embossing matt either. Tried the website mention and its no where to be found By: snoopy2012 (09-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I had the original Sidekick and loved it. I have a huge collection of Sizzelits dies, can they be used in this new sidekick machine? thank you   By: Roselby (21-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • According to Sizzix's website, the Sizzlit-type dies will work, but require the purchase of a different, thinner set of cutting pads. By: aquabunny (14-Nov-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I love it so far. It can take dies up to 2 & 1/2". So i do not have to pull out the big shot for the small dies. By: terryc1992 (22-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Even though the product is out of stock can I get the sale price   By: kaboo1 (22-Nov-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do you sell the pad and cutting mat separate?.. I own the red sidekick.   By: rosiereynaga18 (16-Nov-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • On the original video by Tim Holtz when his little one came out, he said the pads would work with the older (red) version. By: Patricia chance (22-Feb-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • They said you can buy replacements, but I'm not sure if they would work in your machine. I don't know if they changed the specs on the design By: Icusissy (29-Nov-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • So TH's Sidekick does not require an adapter to cut thin dies, because the cutting pads are thicker, correct?   By: sbartist (26-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What size is the tag die that comes with the sidekick?   By: 1bizeemom (19-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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