Welcome to Scrap n Stamp  Side-Order Blog Hop

I am delighted you have chosen to hop along .  If you didn’t arrive here   from Julia Chupik ‘s blog you can start at the beginning of the hop by visiting  Tara Nixon Cox ‘s blog .

There is a giveaway, please read on for instructions.

SideKick Side-Order "SpringTime"

Side-Order “SpringTime”

Sizzix   recently reformatted   it’s  SideKick  Machine and manufactured   dies and embossing folders especially for it.   They’re called Side-Orders  designed by Tim Holtz and part of the Alterations line of products. Each Side-Order contains 4 Thinlets and a  Texture Fade Embossing Folder. They can be used  as they come, or interchangeably.

Today I will be using the  Side-Order SpringTime.

I had a  red SideKick many moons ago  and only  really appreciated it’s compact size and versatility since  using the mini dies included in SpringTime Side-Order.   My new gadget backs a punch  without  wasting space. It’s small plates allow for fast, precise cuts every time.

In my opinion , the  finished artwork on the packaging screamed Easter . It  then occurred to me that a   Pop Up Stand Alone card would make a nice addition to my grandchildren’s  Easter decor. Off I went to design the perfect   card.

I gathered my supplies and cut  card stock of various colours in small squares  and narrow strips to  the size of the dies, making the most of the space I had to work with on the cutting plates. I chose not to use the embossing folder on this project.


Springtime Pop Up Stand Alone Card Base:

Card Base :  11 ” x  4- 1/4 ” I used Neenah 110 lb – a sturdy weight works best.

Image Base: 5-3/8″  : x 3 ”

Pattern Paper – Sky : 5-3/8″  : x 3 ”

2 pcs Base Top: 4-1/4 ” x  1- 11/16″

Score: 4-1/4 x 11 ” pc

1 “, 2 -3/4″, 3 -3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″ , 10″

Using a craft knife cut at 5-1/2 ” score line 1/2″ in from the side and stopping with 1/2″ at other end remove the score mark. This is where the image base will be inserted from the bottom.

Bend your base around underneath until the 1″ score line and the 10″ score line meet. Use double side adhesive on both ends. Attach the pattern paper to the image base ( in the image shown it is the sky) Adhere the image base (after inserting through the newly removed score mark) to one end, attach the other end, making sure to meet the straight edges together.  Add 2 Base Top pieces. Decorate as desired .  The finished card,  folded  fits into an  A2 envelope for mailing.

Here is how I made the card:


Giveaway – If you would like to win a Tim Holtz Side Order make sure to comment on  the blogs in the hop. One  winner will be chosen from  the comment section  of each of the participating blogs. Good Luck.

Next stop on the hop is Tara Nixon Cox 

And here’s the full list of all the amazing blogs participating today:


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This is so cute Karen, I wish I still had my sidekick, I had when many years ago…and gave it to my god daughter , tfs!!!

Tammy L

Wow! this is awesome! I just have to get these side orders now! I think they are so much fun! TFS and the chance to win!

ann barnes

I think this was such a wonderful project to make with this side order! Wow, thanks so much for sharing how to make it, I love the fact that it fits into an envelope! These little sets are super fun, you made the perfect decor for your grands! Thanks

Carla Hundley

What a terrific card
created with this cute
Side Order set. Looks
so fun.
Carla from Utah

Catalina Faustino

This is awesome I just got a big shot but from what i understand can use the sidekick dies, TFS awesome cards they turned out so cute

Katie Baird

I love the card you created, and that springtime scene is perfect! I have the new sidekick, now just have to get some of the side orders… Thanks for sharing the tutorial for this fab project!


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