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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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Around Town : Maker Faire NY 2012!

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This past weekend my family and I attended our second Maker Faire in Queens, New York. Maker Faire is, per their website, “a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” Last year we saw many exhibits (which I wrote about here) and felt that we covered a …

Make It : School Memory Book

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Every year when school ends the kids come home with huge bags of drawings, reports, notebooks, folders and more. Our super organized babysitter–who knows me all too well–noticed that our bags were still sitting untouched many weeks into summer. She said “You’re going to have those bags when school starts!” to which I answered defensively …

Behind the Scenes : Homemade Cake Stands!

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I’ve always been a fan of footed dishes and cake stands and, when setting up for a party, often end up wishing that I had a few more. Many years ago Marcie created a 1950’s-looking footed compote for a tablesetting story by hot-gluing a simple white plate onto an inverted white bowl. I’ve kept her …

Make It : Easiest Thank You Notes Ever!

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We recently threw a sixth birthday party for my younger son (a science-themed party, which I posted about here on the Living Blog). He was lucky to celebrate with 20 of his dear friends–and get as many wonderful gifts. But, because I like my kids to be involved in the thank-you note writing, I was …

Make It : Custom Baker's Twine Tutorial

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This clever and easy DIY baker’s twine tutorial was sent to us by Joanne Howell Wuneburger, founder/owner and desgner for Oh Goodie Designs and created by Mika Beverly, Creative Assistant for Oh Goodie Designs. It is perfect if you need a specific color combination to match a party theme.  Mika created red, white and blue …

Tools & Materials : Punched Paper Party...and Punch Sale!

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In our June issue of Living, in Good Things, I used one of our Martha Stewart Crafts deep double edge trim punches to dress up everyday items to create lots of party accessories. Use what you have on hand: cakestands, straws, toothpicks, plain paper cups. You can cut away at punched shapes to come up …

Inspiration Board : Amy Atlas's Book!

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You may have heard about Amy Atlas’s new book Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It which hit stores yesterday, but if not, be sure to check it out. Amy is a sweets stylist extraordinaire; a baker, crafter, stylist and party planner to the stars. She also shares ideas for her signature sweets tables over at …

Celebrate : Baby Shower in a Box

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In the event that you can’t make it to a dear friend or relative’s baby shower, a “shower in a box” is a great way to show your love. Check out Our Finds in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living for some themed showers with ideas for gifts, décor and treats. The themes: jungle/zoo, …