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Jodi Levine

Jodi Levine


Name: Jodi Levine
Job Title: Kids Editorial Director and Designer for Martha Stewart Crafts
Date started at company: October 1994
First story you worked on: Good Things, a handmade paper clip idea (which I made as bribes for my job interview here!)
Hometown: Queens, NY
School and Degree: Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Painting
First Job: Teacher’s assistant at a cooking and crafts class for toddlers while I was in high school. I was in charge of potty trips!
Astrological sign: Libra
Personal crafting/artwork: making jewelry, crafting with food, making cards, invites, and little drawings and collages, and crafting and cooking with my kids, my etsy shop: jlevine.etsy.com
First craft memory: Making doll clothes with my mom out of my outgrown clothes (my favorite was a tiny sundress made from my old corduroy pants, using the elastic waistband as the "smocked" bodice and a handmade greeting card business with my brother (our parents were our best/only customers!)

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone #): pink, 1777
Holiday: I like them all...but if I have to choose I guess it would be Valentines Day for the pinks and reds and candy and cards.
Pizza topping: spinach
Kind of Fabric: felt
Dessert: chocolate chip cookies
Things you collect: paper bags, vintage wrapping paper and other paper odds and ends: chop holders, toothpick frills., paper plates, candy (specifically cut rock candy that looks like glass),
Source: Metalliferrous, Tinsel Trading, Kinokuniya for books
Martha Stewart Craft: Cookie Cottages Cookie Cottage

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Behind the Scenes : Super Make It

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I am thrilled to share a project in our May issue from a craft book that I’ve been working on with my friend Amy Gropp Forbes called Super Make It.  In it we’ve used a wide variety of materials from the supermarket: cookies, candy and cereal, coffee filters, things you will find in your recycling …

Inspiration Board : Passover Crafts and Treats!

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Passover is in three days! In this month’s Good Things, we shared a Passover craft idea from Assistant Managing Editor, Paulie Dibner. Last year Paulie made bookmark placecards for her family’s seder. “I was trying to think of something creative for my placecards last year (I like to do something new every year. Placecards are …

Make It : Easy Necklaces

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I love bold jewelry and I also love making necklaces out of non-jewelry materials. I’ve used towels, kids lacing beads, pom-poms and more. Using these (big) materials rather than delicate beads or chains gives you a lot of bang for low effort. The ropey necklaces above (except for the polka-dot one) were made from metallic …

Celebrate : David Stark's Map-Inspired Party!

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Celebrated event designer (and my old college pal!) David Stark is known for his use and elevation of everyday materials in creating whimsical, memorable, creative, artful, and innovative events for art museums, foundations, and corporations. For our March issue, we got to peek in on a party he threw at home to see how he celebrates …

Make It : Assembly Line Valentines Gifts!

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Many years ago my friend, Page Marchese Norman, and I started a tradition of hand making Valentines gifts for our coworkers. I think we had originally meant for them to be holiday gifts but with the December craziness, Valentines seemed like a more reasonable deadline! Since we needed to make around 200 gifts, we came up …

Make It : Office Party Good Things!

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We’ve written quite a few posts about how we celebrate our birthdays here at the office (here, here, here, and here are just a few of them) In this month’s Good Things we share a few easy ideas for feting your coworker, using mostly office supplies. These file folder birthday cards (top and above) are …

Celebrate : Hanukkah Crafts and Activities!

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Hanukkah is early this year, December 8th! My sons and I often make homemade menorahs right before the holiday. Menorahs are candelabra, an important part of this “festival of lights” and the boys like having their own to light. Check our December issue–or click here–for a few new and easy ideas for making your own menorahs, like the …

Inspiration Board : Halloween Candy Dots and Pancakes!

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Have you seen the homemade candy dots and spiderweb pancakes in Good Things in our October issue? In case you’re looking for more Halloween treat ideas, here are some variations that didn’t make it into the magazine. I LOVE crafting with food and I was thrilled to play in the kitchen for Good Things. My two boys have been asking me to …