Thanks a Watt – Video Tutorial

Today’s card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Watts of Occasions & Work of Art Stamp Sets.  I loved this set with its fun light bulbs and play on words.  I knew I had to create with it.  


This card makes a great 10 cards in 20 minutes video!  

If you’re not familiar with my 10 in 20 videos, then let me explain… it’s my way of sharing the process of making multiple cards in 20 minutes.  

It’s not about how fast you can make the cards, but rather the process used create multiple cards in a timely and organized  manner. 

I hope you enjoy my video tutorial and give this card a try and let me know how it goes.  Most importantly have fun and get creating!

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Thanks a Watt for stopping by Brandy’s Cards.  Have a Blessed Day!! Brandy



1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of whisper white cardstock and fold it half.  This is your base.

2. Using a daffodil delight Stamp Pad to stamp your work of art image starting from the top and working your way down.

Tip: The stamp set used for the background was the Stampin Up Work of Art stamp set.

Stampin Up Watts of Occasions

Light Bulb

1. Cut a 3-3/4” x 2-3/4” piece of basic black cardstock. This is the base layer for your image.

2. Cut a 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” piece of whisper white cardstock.

Tip: Stamp your image on your whisper white cardstock before adhering it to your basic black rectangle.

3. Using archival black ink to stamp your light bulb on your 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” whisper white cardstock and on a piece of whisper white scrap paper.

4. Using your daffodil delight stamp pad and work of art stamp to add color to your light bulb.

5. Next, hand cut out the top of your light bulb image. Use a stampin dimensional to adhere it to the top of your original image. This will give it a bit of lift or dimension.

6. Layer your image on top of the basic black cardstock and use stampin dimensionals to pop up your basic black rectangle off the center of your card.

Metallic Enamel Shapes

1. Finally, use a sharpie to color one of your silver or gold metallic enamel shapes. This will give you a fun basic black embellishment.

2. Tie a whisper white bakers twine bow and add it to your card using a mini glue dot.

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43 Responses to Thanks a Watt – Video Tutorial

  1. Marthea .. Australia September 26, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks a watt Brandy

  2. Jayne September 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    Brandy i love the watts cards and all the cards you make i use all of your cards ideas thanks for putting up so we can see them .

  3. Betty Lewis September 7, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Love the card. Like the many watts you can use it. will have to get this set.Thanks for all your cards God Bless

  4. Michele Knecht September 6, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

    First time watching one of your videos. Loved the lightbulb card. Super cute.

  5. Laura Formanek September 6, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    What a fun card! I know a few people that work for the electric company that would love this card. Very cute idea!!

  6. Jennifer Huggins September 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Loved this video! Lots of great ideas and such a CUTE stamp set! Im new to your channel and subscribed and asked for catelogs today. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to following you on you tube. Thanks bunches! Jennifer Huggins

  7. Diana Lewandowski September 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Great card, love it a-watt????

  8. Angela Blount September 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Love your ideas for this stamp set. It helps a “watt”lol and I just love the work of Art stamp set. I am always looking for sets I can use for backgrounds and using it to color the light bulb was genius! Thanks a watt for all your wonderful ideas. Can’t wait for some new Christmas tutorials!

    Blessings, Angela

  9. Carolyn Richardson September 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    Love this card, easy and fun to do and so cute. Never thought of coloring the enamel dots. Always learn a new trick .

  10. Dee September 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

    I watched you on YouTube and have subscribed I really liked your ????.
    Thank you,

  11. Janet Ayala September 3, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    Love the way you always give us other options to making cards with one stamp set. That’s what made want to be a demonstrator under you. Keep up the great work!

  12. Melanie Bloom September 3, 2017 at 12:23 am #

    I love the versatility in this stamp set. Thank you so much for your videos.

  13. Suzanne September 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

    I never thought of coloring over the metallic enamel shapes with a sharpie, Brandy. Seems I always learn something from your videos. Thank you for the inspiration and making me think outside the box ????. It is nice to see card idea options. I do go to the catalog ideas but you always add your own touches as well. Keep on creating…
    Hugs &. Blessings to you

  14. Stacy Farris September 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    I wasn’t real sure about this stamp set, but your card is too cute!!! Love yellow too 🙂

  15. Bonita Lucas September 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    Love your presentations. You are a joy to watch. New to card making. Enjoy the multiple cards that you do. I have made you my demonstrator. Look forward to the Holiday cards and catalog.

  16. Stephanie W September 2, 2017 at 12:51 am #

    Great ideas on how to use this set for multiple occasions. I don’t have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator but am getting lots of inspiration from your cards. Love your videos. YouTube is hoe I found you. ????

  17. Chris September 1, 2017 at 10:46 pm #

    Sorry Brandy – not sure where the question marks came from in my post – they should have been exclamation points!

  18. Chris September 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

    Just beautiful Brandy! You inspire and and delight us with your creativity. You are a joy to watch and I love your easy manner and chatter. You so “light up my day” whenever there is a new video. Thank you and God Bless you and your family???? Chris

  19. Carole Auclair September 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    Hi Brady
    LOVE love your card. Always looking forward to see all your videos with your inspiring ideas. You always make me think out of the box.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Big Hugs
    Carole xox

  20. Brown Tammie September 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    Your cards are fabulous! Love your color combinations, ideas and Videos! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Brown Tammie September 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm #

    Your cards are fabulous. Love your ideas, color combinations and videos. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Martha Coronado September 1, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

    Was not sure if I would use this stamp set but now that I watched you video, I will order it. I have senior centers that I make cards with and they will love making the Christmas Card. I really like how you used both sets and it was so easy.

    Thanks Brandy!

    Happy Stamping!!


  23. Sueann Richardson September 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    This wasn’t a set I was going to get, but I’m rethinking that now! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to your videos to see what new ideas you have! Thank you so much!!

  24. Martha Brunet September 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    Love You Watts and Watts are my favorites! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Stamping the images in the background really pulls it altogether. Question….why in the world would anybody ever through any of their catalogues away? They are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing. You truly make it look so easy.

  25. Debbie Douglas September 1, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

    you’re stampin’ this holiday weekend? Great for us!
    Thanks, Brandy.
    Love you watts and watts,

  26. Carolyn DellaChiesa September 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    Love what you did to express the “sorry you’re feeling burned out” message!

  27. janet hunter September 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    really like this card. your videos are the best

  28. Julie September 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    I always love your ideas and videos

  29. Twila Hartford September 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Cute cards. I love watching your “10 cards in 20 min.” ! It is relaxing and gives me inspiration to create more cards instead of just one.

  30. Vicky Blackwell September 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE your 10 in 20 card videos! Thank you a watt for sharing your talent with us. You are AMAZING and have such a sweet spirit to your beautiful self. I agree with Donna’s comment above that you definitely shine a “Light” for many people in this highly addictive hobby!!! May God continue to bless your business and your family.

  31. Patricia Karnes September 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    Love this card. I have to order it because the song that is a memory of our son, is “you light up my life”. Blessing to you Brandy and your family.
    Thanks for the memories today! Hope my new catalog is in the mail.
    Patricia Karnes

  32. Karen September 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    When I first saw this set, I was thinking lightbulds? Really? Now I’m thinking of getting it and making a card for my son, who is a freshmen in college and going to school away from home. I need to get more sets to make masculine cards

  33. Gwen September 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks for the new 10 in 20 video Brandy. I’ve missed them! They are always full of helpful tips I can use even if I don’t have the stamp set. Thanks again for a job well done.

  34. Kathy W September 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Love , love, love your cards! Thank you for all the inspiration.

  35. Connie September 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Love your cards a watt !! really love your demo Thanks !!

  36. Karen M. September 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    Watt more can be said of you inspiration!!? Whenever I am in need to get my juices going I think “Watt would Brandy do?” and I go to your web site for inspiration imagination. THANKS A WATT, BRANDY!!!

  37. Donna Sicafuse September 1, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    LOL—-Saying that you “LIGHT” up so many lives with your card making and sharing and you are so down to earth and love when you say no mistakes in card making as is true! I do get your newsletter and look forward to seeing your videos and at times hear my self say, I can do that.
    Thanks and Hugs, Donna

  38. joanjonypony September 1, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    I am not sure this is the right place for an ordinary comment, but thought I’d try. I loved these cards. I have been watching your tutorials nearly non-stop and have learned so much and enjoyed watching them tremendously. That you so much for all the ideas and inspiration.

  39. Cindy Jo Milbrath September 1, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Very cute cards, Brandy! I love how you create backgrounds for your cards using stamped images. Thank you for your inspiration.

  40. Judy Sissel September 1, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Watt a cute card idea!! You are just so creative Thanks !!

  41. Anne Lumsden September 1, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Great ideas Brandy. TFS

  42. Debbie September 1, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    I thought that stamp set Watts of Occasion was a bit dumb looking . But now will have to order it. How cute your 10 cards were. Thanks for the video.

  43. Vickie September 1, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    Thank YOU watts!! I love your ideas. You keep me motivated.