The Sizzix Sidekick Machine is exactly what you’ve have been looking for—a portable, affordable and adorable crafting system designed for detailed (plastic backed or wafer-thin) dies and embossing folders up to 2 1/2″ wide, including Sizzix 12″ Decorative Strip dies. The Sidekick will cut a single sheet of lightweight-to-cardstock paper, and is ideal for scrapbooking, cardmaking, home décor and party, event and wedding planning. (To ensure compatibility, always check machine and accessory requirements. Machine accessories may be sold separately.)Included with the Sidekick are a pair of Aqua Cutting Pads which makes all Sizzix chemically etched wafer-thin dies up to 2 1/2″ wide (Framelits, Thinlits and Triplits) compatible with the Sidekick and even works with other brands’ dies! When the included Embossing Pad is used with one Aqua Cutting Pad, the Sidekick can emboss with embossing folders (Textured Impressions and Texture Trades) up to 2 1/2″ wide.Please note: Small and Medium Sizzlits as well as Sizzlits Decorative Strips can also be used with the Sidekick when die-cutting (the compatible clear Cutting Pads are sold separately).Helpful for crafting on the go, this portable roller machine has a special vacuum seal that holds it securely into place onto any smooth work surface. This small roller machine weighs 2 pounds, stands 4 3/4″ tall and features a three-year limited warranty.This starter kit also includes 6 Framelits dies, 2 Thinlits dies, 2 small Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and 7 Stamps to get you started crafting right out of the box. With birthday, thank you, heart and flower designs, there are many projects to make with endless personalized possibilities.