Scrapbooks: World Wide Web

Format for Web addresses

Do not use “www.” with Web addresses.

Put our Web address in boldface type and cap the first letter of each word: ScrapbooksEtc.com. If the Web address is followed by punctuation, the punctuation mark should be the same as the rest of the text in the paragraph.

In running text, Meredith Web site addresses should have the first letter of each word capped and be set in opposite typeface

In running text, non-Meredith Web site addresses should all be lowercase and be set in opposite typeface.

Style

Set the text readers should type in the subject line in quotation marks.
Send us your questions by e-mail. Please type “We Ask You” in the subject line.

Refer to online names in italics.
Reader kbtvbz wrote us.

In copy for Web slideshows, put the title of the individual slide in all caps and the module name in standard headline treatment (initial cap on all words other than prepositions and conjunctions.)

In copy for the Web, don’t fuss with line endings and don’t force returns. The text you see will not necessarily break the same way when it’s posted or when viewed on someone else’s computer. A forced return can create more problems than it solves.

See also Websites

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Scrapbooks: Sources

Designers provide Sources lists. Each list should include items the designer feels need to be mentioned, but ordinary items—paper clips, for example—don’t need to be listed. If a designer includes a category labeled “other,” it’s likely the things listed there do not need to be included.

A Sources list is not the same as a Materials list.

 

Format for Sources

“Sources” should be all caps, no bold or ital. There is no colon, just a single space between “Sources” and the list of products.

List of products: Each generic name begins with an initial cap and is followed by a colon, then the manufacturer’s name. If there is more than one, use a comma to separate items (not “and”). If one of the manufacturers has an internal comma in its name ( e.g. “Love, Elsie”), use semicolons to separate the names. End each listing with a period. The lists should be in alphabetical order.
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (tan), WorldWin Papers (blue strip). Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design (polka dot), Hambly Studios (floral), Making Memories (orange).

Use “Ink” not “Stamp ink.”

For paints, identify the kind (acrylic, watercolor, etc.) if that information is available.

Use “Chipboard accents: Manufacturer (words), Manufacturer (letters).”

Use “Rub-ons” not “Rub-on letters/etc.”

Use “Patterned paper” singular even if there’s more than one paper. Put the identifier in parentheses.
Patterned paper: Chatterbox (orange), Making Memories (dot)

List “label maker,” not “Label maker and tape.”

The manufacturers of fonts that come with most computers will not be sourced. These include Arial, Bookman, Comic Sans, Courier, Helvetica, and Times.

Fonts designed by scrapbook sources, such as Two Peas in a Bucket or Autumn Leaves, will be sourced.

Use “off the Internet” to identify all other fonts that are downloaded from the Internet. (Previous style was to say “downloaded off the Internet”; please watch for that on pickup material.)
Fonts: Bugaboo off the Internet, Rockstar by Two Peas in a Bucket.

Use “Designer: Name Name” to credit the designer in Sources. The designer’s name is not listed in Sources if she has a byline.

To source SBE photo collages: ScrapbooksEtc.com Quick College 215.

To source items available through a shop on Etsy: heidikaisand.etsy.com.

 

For traditional and hybrid layouts, list products in this order in Sources (in general, it’s basics, embellishments, tools):

Album (if included)
Cardstock
Patterned paper
Font
Stickers
Rub-ons
Chipboard accents
Die cuts or cutouts
Eyelets/Brads/Ribbon/other embellishments
Stamps (no need to indicate rubber, foam, metal, etc.)
Ink
Paint
Pens/Pencils
Sewing supplies
Punches and other tools
Decorative-edge scissors
Adhesive (if not generic)
Image-editing software (not photo-editing software)
Digital elements
Designer (if she/he does not have a byline)
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (dots), KI Memories (green). Fonts: American Typewriter (chart headings) by ITC, Century Gothic (journaling, chart) by Agfa Monotype, Day Roman (Date) off the Internet, Favorite Things (title) by Two Peas in a Bucket. Rubber stamps: FontWerks. Ink: Tsukineko. Photo turn: 7Gypsies. Brads: Creative Imaginations. Design: Erin Clarkson.

 

For digital layouts, list products in this order in Sources:
Image-editing software (not photo-editing software)
Digital elements [List each item by kit/item name, followed by the item description, when necessary, in parentheses, then the designer’s name. Example: Joined at the Hip (stitches) by Tia Bennett.]
SOURCES Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3. Font: Another Typewriter (“I’m hungry”), 1942 Report (“delay tactic”), Fling LET (“bedtime”), Pea Olson (date), Fairfax Station (“28”) off the Internet. Digital elements: Naturally Krafty paper pack, Toddler Time kit, Journaling Stripes masks, Stitching Holes borders by Katie Pertiet, Jounaling Spots & Stripes by Lynn Grieveson.

The company Stamping Up! has an exclamation point as part of its name. When it is the last company listed in Sources, it needs to have a period after the exclamation point: Stamping Up!.

In bookazines, boldface might be used in Sources if the designer and editor choose to do so.
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (tan), WorldWin Papers (blue strip). Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design (poka dot), Hambly Studios (floral), Making Memories (orange).

See also Manufacturer Names for a list of manufacturers frequently cited in Sources.
See also Credits for names of designers frequently cited in Sources.

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Scrapbooks: Punctuation

Use a comma between two parts of a compound sentence if each part could stand alone as a sentence.
Mellette divided her paper into four sections, and she placed a photo in each quadrant.

If it’s a compound imperative sentence, do not use a comma unless the second verb could be misconstrued as a noun.
Select a rub-on and cut it out.
Select a chipboard letter, and glue it in place.

Use quotation marks around story titles. For more details on when to use italics and when to use quotation marks with heds, see Titles.

See also Capitalization, SBE2.1
See also Dashes
See also Hyphens
See also Quotes and Quotation Marks

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Scrapbooks: Manufacturers

Always abbreviate Co., Inc., Corp., Ltd., and LLC with company names.
The Bombay Co.
K.L. Wessel Construction Co., Inc.
Fairfield Processing Corp.
Design Imports, Ltd.
Midwest Design, LLC

Spell out Manufacturing, Division, Associates, Brothers, and other like terms as part of company names.

Omit the space between initials of a company name.
E.F. Hutton

Manufacturer/company names

2 Grrrls
3L
3M
7Gypsies
A Stamp in the Hand
AccuCut
Adobe
Adornit-Carolee’s Creations
Agfa Monotype
Aleene’s for Duncan Enterprises
All My Memories
All Night Media
American Art Clay Co.
American Crafts
American Pin and Fastener
American Tag Co.
American Traditional
Amscan
Ancient Page by Clearsnap
Andover Fabrics
Angelwings Enterprises
Anima Designs
Anna Griffin
Apple Computer
Archiver’s
Around the Block
Art Accents
Artchix Studio
Art Institute Glitter, Inc.
Artisan’s Choice
Artistic Wire
Astigmatic One Eye
Autumn Leaves
Avery Dennison
B Line Designs
Bam Pop!
BasicGrey
Bazzill Basics Paper
Beacon Adhesives
Beadery, The
Beary Patch
Berthold Types
Bitstream
Black Ink
Blue Moon Beads
BoBunny Press
Boutique Trims
Brother Sister Design Studio for Hobby Lobby
Brown Bag Fibers
Bucilla
C-Thru Ruler Co., The
C.M. Hanson
Canford by Daler-Rowney
Canson
Caran d’Ache
Card Connection for Michaels
Carl Manufacturing
Catslife Press
Cavallini & Co.
Charming Pages
Chatterbox
Cherished Memories
Chronicle Books
Claudia Rose
Clearsnap
Clipiola by Cavallini & Co.
Close To My Heart
Club Scrap
Coats & Clark
Coffee Break Designs
Colorbök
ColorBox by Clearsnap
Colors by Design
Coluzzle by Provo Craft
Cricut by Provo Craft
Concepts Ink
Corel
Cosmo Cricket
Craf-T Products
Crafter’s Workshop, The
Crafts Etc!
Create a Craft
Creative Café by Creative Imaginations
Creative Imaginations
Creative Impressions
Creative Memories
Creative Photo Tinting
Current USA
Cut-It-Up
D. Blumchen & Co.
Daisy D’s Paper Co.
Darice
Dayco
Debbie Mumm
DecoArt
Déjà Views for The C-Thru Ruler Co.
Delta
Deluxe Designs
DeNami Design
Design Originals
Designer’s Library
Destination Stickers
Die Cuts With A View
DJ Inkers
DMC Corp.
DMD
Doodlebug Design
Dover Publications
Dr. Ph. Martin’s for Salis International
Dress It Up for Jesse James & Co.
DsgnHaus
Duncan Enterprises
Dymo
Eberhard Faber
EK Success
Ellison
Emagination Crafts
Embellish It! by Boutique Trims
Envelopements
Environmental Technology
Epson
European Papers
Ever After Paper Co.
Eyelet Outlet
Faber-Castell
Family Archives, The
Fancifuls
Fancy Pants Designs
Fiber Scraps
Fibre-Craft Materials Corp.
Fimo for Eberhard Faber
Finishing Touch, The
Fishbone Graphics
Fiskars
Font Bureau, The
FontHaus
FontParty
FontWerks
FoofaLa
Forget Me Not Designs
Frances Meyer
Funky Fibers
Fusion Art Stamps
Gel-à-tins
GFonts
Gifted Line, The
Giraffe Crafts
Glad Tidings
Glitz Design
Glue Dots International
Golden Artist Colors
Griff’s Shortcuts
Gruppo Maimeri
Halcraft USA
Hallmark
Hambly Screen Prints
Hampton Art Stamps
Happy Hammer, The
Happy Hollow Designs
Harbor Freight
Heartland Crafts
Heidi Grace Designs
Heidi Swapp
Hero Arts
Hillcreek Designs
Hirschberg Schutz Co.
Hobby Lobby
Homemade Memories
Hot Off the Press
Houseworks
Houston Art
HyGlo/American Pin
Hygloss
Idea Tool Box
Ilford
Imaginisce
Impress Rubber Stamps
Indygo Junction
Inkadinkado
Inque Boutique
Inspire Graphics
ITC (International Typeface Corp.)
Jacquard Products
Jenni Bowlin Studio
Jennifer Collection, The
Jesse James & Co.
Jest Charming Embellishments
JewelCraft
JHB International
Jo-Ann Stores
Jordan Paper Arts
JudiKins
Jukebox
Junkitz
Junque
K&Company
Kangaroo and Joey
Karen Foster Design
Kate’s Paperie
Keeping Memories Alive
Keller’s Creations
KI Memories
Kimberly Poloson
KLOJ
Kolo
Kopp Design
Krylon
Lacey Paper Co., The
Lara’s Crafts
Lasting Impressions for Paper (for all of their products)
Leather Factory, The
Leave Memories
Leeco Industries
Legacies Limited Edition
Legion
Leisure Arts
Lettering Delights
Li’l Davis Designs
Linotype Library
Little Charmers
Little Yellow Bicycle
Loersch
Love, Elsie
Lyra
M&J Trimming
Ma Vinci’s Reliquary
Magenta
Magic Mesh
Magic Scraps
Maisy Mo Designs
Making Memories
Marcella by Kay
Mara-Mi
Martha Stewart Crafts
Marvy Uchida
Masterpiece Studios
May Arts
Maya Road
McGill, Inc.
Me and My Big Ideas
Melissa Frances
Memories for Stewart Superior Corp.
Memory Lane
Memory Stitches
Meri Meri Accents
Metal Arts
Michael Miller Fabrics
Microsoft
Milestones
Mill Hill
Missing Link Stamp Co., The
Mosaic Mercantile
Mrs. Grossman’s
Mustard Moon
My Mind’s Eye
Nature’s Pressed
Northern Spy
NRN Designs
NSI Innovations
October Afternoon
O’Scrap!
Offray
On a Roll
On the Fringe
On the Surface
Once Upon a Charm
Original Paper-Ya Co. Ltd., The
P22
Paper Adventures
Paper Bliss
Paper Co., The
Paper Source
Paper Studio, The
Paper Glaze by Aleene’s
Paper House Productions
Paper Inspirations
Paper Loft, The
Paper Patch, The
Paper Reflections for DMD
Paper Station, The
Paperfever
Paragona
Patchwork Paper Design
Pebbles In My Pocket
Pebbles, Inc.
Peddler’s Pack Stampworks, The
Pelikan
Perfect Ribbon Co.
Piggy Tales
Pink Paislee
Pixilate
Plaid
Pockets on a Roll!
Polyform Products Co.
Postmodern Design
Powder Keg, The
Powder Sensations
Premiere Grip
Pressed Flower Gallery
Pressed Petals
Presto Craft Co., The
PrintWorks Collection
Prima Marketing, Inc.
Prism Papers
Provo Craft
Prym-Dritz
PSX
Pulp
Pulsar
Punch Bunch, The
Putting on the Glitz
Puzzle Mates
Queen & Co.
Quest Beads & Cast
QuicKutz
Ranger Industries
Regal Ribbons
Reich Paper
Reminiscence Papers
River City Rubber Works
Robin’s Nest Press
Rollabind
Rubba Dub Dub
Rubber Stampede
Rubbermoon Stamp Co.
Rusty Pickle
Sakura Hobby Craft
Sakura of America
Salis International
Sandylion Sticker Designs
Sanford
Sanook Paper
Saral Paper Corp.
Sassafras
Savoir Faire
Scenic Route Paper Co.
Scrap Art
Scrap in a Snap
Scrap Pagerz
ScrapArts
Scrapbook Wizard
ScrapMode
Scrappin’ Dreams
Scrappin’ Fools
Scraps Ahoy
Scraptivity
Scrapworks
ScrapYard 329
Sculpey for Polyform Products Co.
SeaGlass, Inc.
SEI
Shason
Shrinky Dinks
Sizzix
Sky Blue Pink
Solum World Papers
Somerset Studio
Sonburn
Sparkle Looks
Speedball
SRM Stickers
St. Louis Crafts
Stacks and Stacks
Staedtler
Stamp Antonio
Stamp Craft
Stamp Doctor, The
Stamp of Excellence
Stamp Studio
Stamp-N-Stuff
Stampa Rosa
Stampabilities
Stampendous
Stampers Anonymous
Stampin’ Up!
Stamping Station
Stampington & Co.
StazOn by Tsukineko
Stewart Superior Corp.
Strano Designs
Strathmore
Style-A-Bility
Sulyn Industries
Suze Weinberg
Swarovski
Sweetwater
Synta, Inc.
Tandy Leather Co.
Ten Seconds Studios
Therm O Web
Thread Gatherer, The
Three Islands Press
Tonic Studios
Top Line Creations
TransferMagic
Treehouse Designs
Trims a Go-Go
Tsukineko
Turtle Press
Two Peas in a Bucket
Typadelic Fonts
Uchida of America
Upon a Charm
Uptown Design
URW++
USArtQuest
Velcro USA
VersaFine
VersaMark by Tsukineko
Vintage Workshop, The
Wang’s International Homespun Traditions
Watch Us
We R Memory Keepers
Westrim Crafts
Westwater Enterprises
Whispers
Wordsworth
WorldWin Papers
Wrights
Wubie prints
Xyron
Yasutomo & Co.
Young Bros. Stamp Works

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Scrapbooks: Digital Instructions

Keyboard keys: Uppercase the name of the key but not the word “key”; no quotation marks.
Use the Shift key. Hit Delete.

Software tools: Uppercase the name of the tool but not the word “tool”; no quotation marks.
Use the Fill tool.

Functions (menu choices): Uppercase the name of the function; no quotation marks.
Select Layer.

For paths related to choosing functions, use a single caret (>).
Select Layer>Group with Previous

Use a plus sign (+) for commands that occur simultaneously (for example, holding down two keys at once).
Ctrl + g

Use decimals, rather than fractions, in measurements for creating layouts digitally as that’s how the user needs to enter them. Use inch marks rather than spelling out “inches.”
Create an 8.5×11″ template.
 

Instructions

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Scrapbooks: Credits

In Scrapbooks Etc. publications, list bylines in this order:
words
plan
words + plan
lessons (for quick classes demonstrating a single project—pages in clippable notebook format that have a technique)

Use regular bylines for first-person accounts.

Not every story has a byline.

 

Designers credits

Patricia Anderson
Susan Badgett
Melania Bauer
Alison Beachem
Mellette Berezoski
Lori Bergmann
Cathy Blackstone
Rhonda Bonifay
Vicki Boutin
Charla Campbell
Lilac Chang
Melissa Chapman
Erin Clarkson (formerly Erin Terrell)
Carrie Colbert Batt (formerly Carrie Colbert)
Sam Cousins
Angie Cramer
Kim Crothers
Melissa Diekema
Ali Edwards
Rhonna Farrer
Leah Fung
Nicole Gartland
Irma Gabbard
Sandi Genovese
Candi Gershon
Erikia Ghumm
Vicki Harvey
Erica Hernandez
Amy Howe
Caroline Ikeja
Danelle Johnson
Allison Kimball
Sarah Klemish
Sande Krieger
Tracy Kyle
Shannon Landen
Jen Lessinger
Amy Licht
Leslie Lightfoot
Amy Lowe
Nichol Magouirk
Polly Maly
Anita Matejka
Lisa McGarvey
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Melzer
Helen Naylor
Kathleen Paneitz
Jennifer Perks
Nia Reddy
Erin Roe
Valerie Salmon
Stacey Sattler
Dana Smith
Vivian Smith
Lisa Storms
Shannon Taylor
Lindsay Teague
Shannon Tidwell
Christy Tomlinson
Renee Villalobos-Campa
Jamie Waters
Robyn Werlich
Angelia Wigginton
Shannon Zickel

Names
Photographers
Illustrators
Field editors
Writers
Copy editors
Order of credits
Credits style
Uniform story credit guidelines

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Scrapbooks: Capitalization

A title carries an initial cap if it precedes a name and is lowercase if it follows the name.
Creative Team Member Shannon Zickel
Shannon Zickel, Creative Team member
Contributing Editor Erin Clarkson
Erin Clarkson, contributing editor

Note: Guard against piling up capitalized titles and names in a caption, such as:
Title Editor Michelle Rubin, Associate Art Director Deb Berger, Staff Writer Brittany Hopkins, and Art Director Teresa Laurenzo met with enthuisasts …

Instead, apply a generic, such as:
Scrapbooks Etc. staffers Michelle Rubin, Deb Berger, Brittany Hopkins, and Teresa Laurenzo met with enthuisasts …

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Quilts: Writing style

Use an active voice whenever possible.

Instructions

To describe a cut piece of fabric, list adjectives in this order: color, measurement, shape (red print 2″ square).

Be consistent with descriptions: If it’s a “sawtooth border strip” in one step, it’s a “sawtooth border strip” in the next step. Its name changes once it’s sewn to something else.

SEW the block, PRESS the block, MEASURE the block, then REPEAT if needed: Once something is pieced, such as a triangle-square, press it, then give its measurement before instructing readers to make multiples. That way a reader can double-check she’s done it correctly before multiplying her efforts.

It’s a “quilt center” when it does not have borders; it’s a “quilt top” after the borders have been added.

Give measurements whenever possible (for units, blocks, strips, quilt center), though they may have to be deleted for copyfitting. No measurements are needed for a quilt top because that’s what’s given just after Materials.

If border strips have just been cut (under the same subhead), say “long” or “short” rather than giving the actual measurements. If they were cut earlier (under Cut Fabrics), give the measurements again so readers can confirm.

When sewing border strips to a square quilt center, say “add the short/long strips to opposite edges,” then “add long/short strips to remaining edges.” (Use “edges” not “sides.”)

Cut shapes are “pieces.” They are sewn together into subunits, then units, then blocks, then rows, then quilt center, then quilt top.

Do not use “Note:” to begin an aside to the reader; instead, just put the aside in parentheses: (You’ll use these eight segments plus the segments side aside earlier for the middle border.)

If a sentence ends with a letter or number that needs to be plural, rewrite so “total” is after numeral; do not add “s” to numeral or letter. For example:

… to make 12 total of star block 1 (not: “… to make 12 star block 1s total.”)

Repeat to make three total of setting triangle D. (not: “Repeat to make three setting triangle Ds.”)

Press open attached triangle.

For freezer paper and fusible web, say: Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions. For copyfitting purposes, delete: “Use a pencil to”

Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each cream print 2″ square.
For Quilts and More, add: (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw the line, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

Using a hot dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes onto wrong sides of designated fabrics.

Finish quilt: Include a page reference with Complete Quilt only on the first mention in this section. (It’s often mentioned twice.)

Diagrams (Updated 8/13/13)
Labels under diagrams should include the word “diagram”: Quilt Assembly Diagram, French Knot Diagram, Appliqúe Placement Diagram.
If the diagram label also includes the name of the pieced unit (Strip Set A, for example), that should come first, then the name of the diagram.
Strip Set A
Diagram 4

Captions
Captions should be hardworking, essential elements of the overall message. The style should be straightforward, with short, simple sentences. Captions should not repeat what has been stated in the story text, but rather expand on the individual elements within the photo, explain some relationship to the story as a whole, or provide some context with a direct quotation from the shop owner, quiltmaker, or story character.

Style for group photos:
The staff at the Quilt Block includes front (left to right): Name, Name, Name Name, and Name Name; back: Name Name, Name Name, and Name Name.


 

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Quilts: Symbols

Use symbols for inches (straight quotation marks), percent, and degrees in text materials for quilting projects (how-to) and when referring to quilting products and materials. No other symbols should be used in text materials.
Use a 2×4″ rectangle.
Select 100% cotton fabric.
Do you have 35 cents?

For degrees in measurements or temperatures, use the degree symbol (option-shift-8). Temperatures also should include the abbreviation for Fahrenheit (with no space between). For temperatures below 0F, use a minus sign (hyphen), not an en dash.
Cut at a 45° angle.
The plant is hardy to at least -5°F.

Abbreviate number as No. in text material when it precedes a figure.
Use a skein of No. 6 yarn for the project. (not #6)

Exception:
Use the # symbol with product numbers and paintbrush sizes.
Use a #2 liner brush to finish the treatment.

For all dimensions, connect the numbers using Dimension X. (Select text, then navigate to Window/Automation/Scripts and select “Convert Characters.” If this script is not installed on your computer, see a staff copy editor.)
Use a 2×4″ rectangle.

Use the dollar sign with specific dollar amounts.
The fabric costs $20.

Ranges
Use an en dash (option-hyphen) to represent “to” between figures, including fractions, except in quilting materials lists and where hanging hyphens are used.
31⁄2″–4″
the years 1970–73
pages 5–15
23–28 percent increase

Symbols are acceptable for tables, charts, and notations on drawings, but use them consistently throughout.
” (inch, inches)
‘ (foot, feet)
° (degree, degrees)
% (percent)
$ (dollar, dollars)
¢ (cent, cents—except with decimals)

Use symbols, such as ampersands, in company names if that is how the company refers to itself. Leave space around an ampersand separating words, but not around one separating initials.
It’s manufactured by Smith & Co.
It’s manufactured by B&R Designs.

For more information, see Symbols in the main stylebook.


 

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