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Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine Review by Lisa Barthuly & Family


We just love to get creative around here, and Sizzix's "Sidekick" has upped the ante on the creativity level! I love to scrapbook, although admittedly am way behind on it. The children and I make cards, invitations, craft projects, and the girls love to write their own books, and of course decorate the covers. The list goes on and on! So when I was asked (or was I begging?) to review the Sidekick, I was thrilled!

The Sizzix Sidekick is a compact lightweight, portable and affordable die cutting machine that does away with some of the big, bulky ones I've seen in the past! It does the job of some of its bigger predecessors and THEN SOME. The Sidekick is a very high quality machine that can attach and be removed easily to any table for even easier use!

The children can even use this on their own, as their are no sharp pieces for them to get hurt on. They just crank the roller arm around a few times with their Sizzix "Sizzlits" Dies in place and VIOLA' - perfect cut outs EVERY time! It is so simple to use. When we first received this product for review, we had it out of the box and operating in literally seconds! The girls were making cards in MINUTES - very simple for the smallest children to adult to use, and it works beautifully!

With TONS of "Sizzlits" dies and Brass Stencils available, you can make and create soooo many neat things! Gift tags, custom scrapbook pages, a huge variety of cards, custom invitations, crafts, homeschool projects, home decor, display projects, gifts, and those are just some of the endless ideas you could use this sturdy die cut machine for!

The Sidekick gets a hearty THUMBS UP! You can look for even MORE creative ideas at their website and order a variety of supplies, as well as your own Sizzix Sidekick. Tell them The Old Schoolhouse® sent you!

-- Product Review by : Lisa Barthuly & Family, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine