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

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

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This is going to be your best Sidekick yet! Introducing Tim Holtz's Black Sidekick Starter Kit from the Alterations Collection for Sizzix. This starter kit includes everything that you need to get your first project going. Just open that box, pull everything out, grab some paper, and start creating to your he...  Full Description & Details
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This is going to be your best Sidekick yet! Introducing Tim Holtz's Black Sidekick Starter Kit from the Alterations Collection for Sizzix. This starter kit includes everything that you need to get your first project going. Just open that box, pull everything out, grab some paper, and start creating to your heart's content!

Contents:

  • One Tim Holtz Sidekick machine
  • 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 and Weight:

  • 7.75" x 4.75" x 3.5" - Opening measures 2.75" wide
  • 2 lbs.

This mini die cutting and embossing machine easily cuts thin materials such as paper, cardstock or vellum giving you tons of creative options! If you're planning your BIG day ;it will be such a cinch to create your wedding invites, favors, and thank you cards exactly how you want them. Or how about creating some unique home decor projects or party decorations for your next big event that you're hosting or it's perfect for your everyday card making and paper craft projects. Whether you're at home crafting or on-the-go at a retreat, class or crop your Sidekick will be right there with you!

Features:

  • Manual
  • Lightweight
  • Portable - it's so small that it fits right into your crafting tote!
  • Vacuum seal that holds it into place on any smooth surface
  • Space saver
  • Affordable

This machine is compatible with plastic backed or wafer thin dies, as well as embossing folders that are up to 2.5" wide. This includes Sizzix's 12" decorative strip dies! You'll love the included exclusive smokey gray Cutting Pads that are constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, their see-through design allows for you to easily die cut Sizzix chemically etched wafer-thin dies. The Embossing Pad specifically is designed to emboss in the Sidekick. Also included are dies and stamps that will have you creating cards, tags and more straight out of the box!

Just think of all the extra creative space that you will have to work in with this tiny but mighty machine! It's truly a space saver with its compact size.

How to use the Black 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 to size
  • 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:

  • Be sure to not overload the machine to prevent from getting jammed. Regularly use both sides of your plates to prevent warping (though warping of plates over time is normal and expected).
  • To ensure compatibility, always check machine and accessory requirements (machine accessories may be sold separately).
  • Read through the instruction manual before operating the machine.

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.

As you can see, the lightweight and portable Sidekick machine will be just the right fit for all your crafting needs. You're going to quickly find yourself creating all kinds of pretty things like never before!

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7.75" x 4.75" x 3.5", opening measures 2.75" wide
Number of Pieces
24
SKU
sz-664175
UPC
630454258186
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92% of buyers would recommend
  • Verified Buyer

    Great for Travel and Small dies

    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.

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  • A Little Workhorse

    I love the size of this workhorse. I keep it on my desk because I reach for it often to use with thin dies. It's small size makes it easy to keep it handy.

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  • Verified Buyer

    Great little machine

    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.

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  • Verified Buyer

    Perfect for Small Dies

    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.

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  • Verified Buyer

    Die cutter

    Little wobbly but great for smaller dies. Fits great on desk and can take it room to room without bother

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  • Verified Buyer

    Sizzex side kick

    I am still learning things but so far I am very content with the product. As soon as I have the money available I will purchase the large size.

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  • Verified Buyer

    It's a workhorse!

    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!!!!!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Instant Love!

    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

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  • Love this Sidekick!

    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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  • Verified Buyer

    Love, love, love!

    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.

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  • Where can I purchase just the tag and numbers dies and stamps that come along with this set? I already have a small die cutting machine.   By: janman (19-Apr-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Unfortunately, it appears these are not available for sale outside of the bundle. By: sbc-julie (19-Apr-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • 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!
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    • 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!

    • Since I saw these comments, I ordered an extra set of cutting pads (link below) with the machine bundle! With my larger Sizzix machines, I always keep one pad straight and unmarked by keeping it away from the cutting side of the dies. That way, I just have one pad that takes the brunt of the damage while the other provides a stable surface for running through the machine. Theoretically, that should give you more mileage out of a replacement set of cutting pads!
      https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-661769.html By: becky4230 (22-Nov-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!
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    • 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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  • 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!
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    • 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!

    • 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!
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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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  • I love my Sidekick! It's so cute! I love the convince of not having to haul out my Big Shot. This is so convienent for small die projects.
    Will you let us know when Tim Holtz offers more embossing folders and dies designed for this machine?   By: Kansasks3 (31-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Tim Holtz Side Orders Die Sets just came out that we’re designed with this product in mind and work with the dies that came in the Sidekick bundle. You should check them out, they’re fun! By: 1bizeemom (19-Jan-18) 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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