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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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Make It : Easter Surprise Balls!

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Surprise balls are an easy -to-make cute addition to an Easter basket, and a fun way to receive treats and toys. They’re made by wrapping crepe paper streamers or strips around little toys and candy, adding more treats as you wrap the streamers around and around. These bunny surprise balls, designed by the brilliant Athena …

Make It : Coffee Filter Flower Baskets

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While coming up with ideas for our Easter baskets story, Beyond The Basket, I decided to incorporate coffee filters, one of my all time favorite materials. (Martha gave me a hard time for not creating a different version of this coffee filter costume to wear my wedding–and I kind of wish I had!). This time, …

Office Birthday Cards

Inspiration Board : Office Birthday Cards

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We are big fans of the office birthday party (did you see Blake’s post showing a few of our celebrations?). No party is complete without a handmade card signed by coworkers. We’re lucky in that we have “a little” glitter and few craft tools around. However, if your office is not similarly stocked, a lot …

Inspiration Board : Holiday Video Card

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Our friends over at Chronicle Books sent us this clever and inspiring stop-motion video holiday card which they created in-house! I especially like the animated books and spools of thread. Enjoy!…

Make It : Chalkboard Labels and Placecards

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Most of our holiday meals are served buffet style and since we all bring dishes to share, it’s nice to have some labels so guests know what is what. I grabbed some assorted wooden craft pieces which you can find at any craft store to make some quick chalkboard labels and place cards. Wood scraps work …

Yarn Jewelry Projects...and a Giveaway!

Contests & Prizes : Yarn Jewelry Projects...and a Giveaway!

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I love to knit and crochet, but I’ve never gotten past squares and rectangles. The yarn projects I’m sharing in the gallery above are really easy, and most require no needle-crafting at all! I also love to make jewelry using nontraditional supplies, such as yarn. These yarn necklaces are easy and quick and make great …

Halloween Giveaway!!

Contests & Prizes : Halloween Giveaway!!

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With Halloween just around the corner, we’re giving away an assortment of Halloween decorations from our crafts line. One lucky person will win a witch wall cling; pumpkin transfers; mouse, crow, and bat silhouettes; and assorted beverage labels—everything you need for a great Halloween party! All of these products are sold at Jo-ann Fabric and …

Craft Week at TV!

TV Crafts : Craft Week at TV!

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I just finished a great morning over at the TV studio—painting and stenciling with Martha and my crafty 11-year-old niece, Piper—a fun way to start the week! We paint-pounced umbrellas and totes and stenciled on a bunch of different surfaces. It’s Craft Week at The Martha Stewart Show on the Hallmark Channel. Be sure to …