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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:
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!)

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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Maker Faire 2011!

Around Town : Maker Faire 2011!

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This weekend my family and I attended Make magazine’s second annual Maker Faire New York, a festival created to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mind-set.” Our two boys, 5 and 8, had a great time making, crafting, and playing. All the volunteers that we met were incredibly generous with their …

Instructional Paint Videos....and a Giveaway!

Contests & Prizes : Instructional Paint Videos....and a Giveaway!

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To introduce and demonstrate some products from our new line of paints with Plaid, we have a few instructional videos on our site that you can find here. Take a peek at the Spray Kit video below. I mentioned in an earlier post that it is my FAVORITE tool—you can turn any of our paints (except …

A Few Knit and Woven Projects...and a Loom Kit Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Contests & Prizes : A Few Knit and Woven Projects...and a Loom Kit Giveaway! (CLOSED)

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Today we’re giving away one of our new Knit & Weave Loom Kits and an assortment of yarn from our line with Lion Brand Yarn Company. The Loom Kit is perfect for beginner and intermediate crafters who want to knit, crochet, or learn other woven techniques. It is adjustable, portable, and designed to suit different yarn gauges and …

Our New Paint Line...Plus Projects and a Giveaway!

Contests & Prizes : Our New Paint Line...Plus Projects and a Giveaway!

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We are very excited about our new line of craft paints, tools, and accessories with Plaid! The paint is formulated to work on ALL craft surfaces, indoors and out, and is even dishwasher-safe! To celebrate, we are sharing some tote bag project how-tos (below) and offering one lucky winner a goodie bag* that includes some of …

Martha on HSN!

Behind the Scenes : Martha on HSN!

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Tune in to HSN on July 21 at midnight ET (meaning tonight, the night of the 20th!) to see Martha and our own Alex Perruzzi demonstrate some new and favorite tools, embellishments, kits, and great craft ideas, including our NEW craft paint products that you won’t find anywhere else! We’re very excited about our new paints, …

Make It : Sticker and Cupcake Paper Flowers...and a Coupon for Jo-Ann Stores!

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When I got married, I made myself a crepe paper flower bouquet. I’m so happy that almost 11 years later I still have it—and it looks quite fresh! This paper bouquet, made from cupcake liners and flower stickers, is fast, easy, and so pretty. It is one of the ideas in our new party crafting …

Our Sources : Michaels Friends and Family Discount!

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Hey, crafters! We wanted to let you know about a Michaels friends & family discount event. You can find the coupon, which will get you 20 percent off your entire purchase, by clicking here for the United States and here for Canada. The event goes from 5/12 to 5/14 in the United States and 5/11 to 5/13 in …

Mother's Day Craft and Giveaway!

Celebrate : Mother's Day Craft and Giveaway!

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I wanted to share an easy Mother’s Day gift idea and another great craft (see gallery below), both using our Martha Stewart Crafts Screw Punch. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we will be giving away a screw punch and set of our 24 pack of glitter!! (See below for details.) One of our talented crafters, Emily …