Behind the Scenes: October 2010

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By now I hope you’ve all had a chance to read the October issue! Here are a few fun facts about the making of the magazine.

  • Picking which answers are included on the Masthead is always difficult, but, as bookworms, we hated having to choose which books got a mention and which didn’t. (Green Eggs and Ham, Stuart Little, Anne of Green Gables, and the Trixie Belden series were the other responses.)
  • The inspiration for the opener on page 17 came from Lisa Storms’ layout on pages 20-21. We loved that little journaling block so much, we asked her to recreate it for the opener!
  • We often get asked about the fonts we use in the magazine, such as the cursive school-theme font used in “Making the Grade.” We used School Script Dashed for all of the project headers.
  • We fell in love with the paper flowers on page 55. Senior Associate Art Director Deb Berger has now made dozens of them!
  • The photo insert on the red MyStik on page 72 features Deb’s daughter Anna and one of her friends.
  • Every time we discussed “Hot Pockets” on page 74, Michelle would sing the title just like they do in the commercials. It made us wish we could put a sound chip in the magazine!

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4 Responses to “Behind the Scenes: October 2010”

  1. In this magazine, the frankenstein and mummy and pumpkin boxes, when i went on the web page i couldnt find where the template is for the box, could you steer me in the right direction. I used the address at the bottom/372 but it said that no files were found.

    I love those boxes

  2. Hi Jana! Sorry for the confusion! You can find the instructions at Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. Thanks I looked everywhere, I can now start my halloween project.

    Thanks Again

  4. thanks for the insider tips they were great. now im going to have the hot pocket song stuck in my head for like a week, lol.