Today I’ve got a fun new travel layout to share with my readers…and an announcement about something that I hope you’ll love as much as I do!
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I’ve been working hard behind the scenes around here on a big project that I’m finally ready to share with you all today!
My eagle-eyed followers may have noticed a new logo for Nally Studios appearing on some of our social accounts. It was past time for the old logo to be refreshed but it never got to the top of my “to do” list before now. But this occasion bumped it to the top of the list…
So why an Etsy shop? My scrapbooking has become increasingly focused on travel-themed layouts in recent years. I’ve struggled to find things (especially destination-specific items) that match my style. It has left me frustrated creatively, to say the least. I realized that if I was struggling, there must be others searching as well.
So the Nally Studios on Etsy digital shop was born! Through the shop, I’ll be offering a variety of travel-themed SVG files, and eventually other things possibly as well.
One of the things I’m most excited about is designing pen drawing files. I’ve always loved the pen feature on my Cricut but so few designs are available of that type. My first pen drawing file is already available in the Nally Studios shop – it’s an architecturally proportionate design of the Eiffel Tower! The details have been simplified to allow for shrinking it down to use on smaller items like cards and tags, but the architectural outline is correct to real life.
And it comes with a background outline so you can cut it out!
In case the Eiffel Tower didn’t give it away, the first release is Paris themed. In addition to the Eiffel Tower, there’s also a selection of Paris-themed titles. Click here to see them all!
I have been enjoying playing with my new designs, and I hope you do as well! Here’s a peek at what I’ve been creating with some of them:
- Eiffel Tower pen drawing file by Nally Studios
- Paris page title SVG by Nally Studios
- Simple Vintage Traveler “Take Me Away” patterned paper
- dark blue cardstock
- Bazzill “Natural” smooth cardstock
- Cricut Metallic Pen Set (Copper pen)
- Cricut Maker Machine
- Lettermate Companion Template
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen (S-Indanthrene Blue)
This layout is super easy to put together with the new Nally Studios SVG files. I imported the two SVG’s and set up the pen file in the upper left of the page. Then I sized the “Paris” title. I ran my Cricut machine to do the drawing on the background paper (if this makes you nervous, do it on a separate sheet of cardstock and use the background mat that is included to cut it out and then glue it to the background.) Then I cut my title out and glued it down.
I cut a 4.5″ x 12″ piece of natural cardstock for the photos. Four 3″ by 4″ photos fit perfectly on it! Then I made the two journaling blocks by just quickly trimming paper scraps and writing on them. Voila! My page is finished!
Since my style tends towards a vintage look, I personally tend to prefer the copper Cricut pen to get a gold look on my pen projects. The copper is a bit deeper, warmer, and has more depth than the brighter “gold” one. On this layout, the copper was an almost perfect match for the real Eiffel Tower!
I hope you love what you see at the Nally Studios shop! I look forward to sharing more releases soon. To make sure you don’t miss them, sign up for our shop mailing list!