Hey there!

Who still reads Marvel comics?  Well,  even though our son-in-law just had his 40th birthday, he loves Super Heroes.  If he was able to do what he wants to do in life, he would own a comic bookstore.   His favorite Super Hero is Batman, but he goes to see all the Super Hero movies.  I was in the mood for red, white and blue, so I went with Captain America for his birthday card.  You would never know it is a Super Hero card if you only looked at the front of the card.

MARVELous Watermarked 2017

I always try to make a special card for Troy.  So I thought I would surprise him with a shaker card.  Better still, there was a surprise inside!IMG_9049 - Copy_LI

I forgot to take a photograph before I wrote inside the card, so I used Paint on the computer program to cover my writing.  Do you like my sentiment?  The surprise, besides Captain America himself, is that he is attached to a Action Wobble Spring.  So he bounces around!  Even though I made it, I have to say that this is too cool!  Now I’ll tell you how I put the card together.  


  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8.5 and folded to make an A2 card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) 
  • computer and printer – Print the sentiment on the inside of the card on the left side.


GRAY PANEL:  100# Simon Says Stamp Cardstock, Smoke, cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches 


  • 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock, die cut to 4 X 5.25 inches
  • Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cutting Machine
  • My Favorite Things Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax – After this panel was embossed, the wonky stitching can barely be seen, so this was not necessary. 
  • fun foam, cut just a little smaller than the 80# Neenah White Cardstock
  • Creative Memories Circle Cutting System – Cut a 3 inch circle out of the cardstock and a 3.25 inch circle out of the fun foam, making sure the circles line up.
  • Clear Acrylic – Cut a square larger than the 3 inch circle.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Riveted Metal Embossing Folder – Run the white panel with the circle removed through the Cuttlebug.
  • Colorbox Dye Ink, Seattle Sky
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool – Use this to rub the ink over the embossed panel.  Don’t press.  The ink should rest only on the raised areas.  Go around the edges and leave a little shadow there.



  • Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive – This is a tape runner that has very strong adhesive.  Use this to adhere the clear piece of acrylic to the back of the front panel.  Tape close to the edge of the circle, so the sequins don’t go inside the card and out of sight when it is shaken.  Then adhere the foam to the front panel.  This leaves a window where the sequins go.
  • Little Things from Lucy Sequins, Star Spangled – Sprinkle the sequins into the circle.
  • Scrapbook E-Z Runner Permanent Adhesive Tape – Adhere the smoke gray panel to the cardbase.  Then adhere this to the back of the fun foam panel.  You could use the Tombow Xtreme for this, but it costs more so I save it for when strong holds are needed.



  • Bazzill Pepperment Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug
  • Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Die Set
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue – Glue Happy Birthday to the card front.


INSIDE THE CARD                                                                    Marvel

  • computer and printer                                                     
  • 110# Neenah White Cardstock
  • Captain America:  C.A. free clipart online
  • scissors
  • Memento Dual Marker, Tuxedo Black
  • small Action Wobble Spring

1.  After printing image, trim it on the outside edge with scissors.  2.  Go around the edge with the black marker.  3.  On the back of the image attach a small the wobble spring.  It is self-adhesive   4.  Then attach the wobble to the card base. 

The wobble makes the card so fun, as well as the shaken window.  I can’t wait to make another card similar to this for another occasion.  Tell me if you’ve made any shaker cards, or if you have used an action wobble spring.

Thanks for having a look,

Tricia Ann


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