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Meet Artistic Designer – Kittie Caracciolo

My name is Kittie Caracciolo. I graduated from college with a degree in vocal performance and music education. I wanted to be a high school music teacher but that never came to pass. I am a director for a large medical management company in Orlando, FL where I have lived for thirty years.

My mother was a florist and I used to work in the shop with her. I loved playing with flowers and ribbon became a passion. Mother taught me floral design and I think that creative process has been very helpful to me in other crafts. I was first introduced to rubber stamping back in August of 2003. Soon I found that I loved trying to add sketched and water colored scenery around stamped images. I had never had any formal art lessons and had never painted or sketched a thing in my life, but found myself purchasing artist pens and brushes and starting out on a journey that has become a passion for me.

I have been married to my husband Bob for ten years. He is the most wonderful and supportive husband in the world, my biggest fan and my most honest critic. He knows stamping and painting is very important to me is encouraging to me every step of the way.

I have released my own stamp line of outdoor scene images called Kittie Kits and they can be found at Rubbernecker Stamps. http://69.65.1.27/m-117-kittie-kits-cause-a-scene.aspx     

I publish a blog called Kittie Kraft. http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/        

Other design team work I participate in are with Rubbernecker Stamps and Hanna Stamps.

Here are two finished projects Kittie shared with us in her application:

And here is Kittie's super cool gift project:

Gift Jars

These jars come in various sizes and can be great gifts for tiny little things like embellishments to full sized jars full of fudge or cookies.

Supply List:
Stamps:
Festive Favorites (Stampin' Up! Retired)
Happy Winter Stamp Sets (Stampin' Up! Retired)
Papers:
3 White Cardstock strips cut to 1.5" x 6 " (Papertrey)
Inks and Reinkers:
Black Stazon, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Cranberry Crisp (retired) Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana, White Craft (Stampin' Up!)
Other:
3 Miniature Canning Jars 3" tall (Jo Ann's)
White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)
Grosgrain- Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Olive 5/8 " (Stampin' Up!)
Heat Gun
Watercolor Brushes
Sponges and Sponge Daubers

Directions

  1. Cut 3 strips of white cardstock 1.5" x 6".
  2. Stamp images with Stazon and watercolor with brushes and reinker mixed with water.
  3. Sponge on sky area for the snowmen and reindeer pieces and yellow area around the trees.
  4. Sponge white craft ink with a sponge dauber to the ground area of all three images and heat emboss with white embossing power.
  5. Stamp falling snowflakes with white craft ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  6. Roll each strip of cardstock around your finger to get it small enough to fit down through the opening of the jar and release. The strip will unwind itself and will have a slight overlap so the scene is continuous all the way around the inside of the jar.
  7. Create tags for each jar by stamping and coloring images.
  8. Tie each jar with coordinating grosgrain ribbon and attach tags.

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3 Responses »

  1. Really beautiful cards Kittie!!

    And the jars are also a wonderful idea for Christmas!!
    They look beautiful!!!!!

    Hugs
    Marcia

  2. I really like your style. Clean and elegant.

  3. This is such a cute project! Can't wait to give it a try for holiday treats! I love the Kittie Kits from Rubbernecker. They make great scenes on my cards. Thanks for the inspiration!