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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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In this tutorial I used the "Red Christmas Collection" by
Zindy S.D. Nielsen and Creationz by Jo.
This fabulous collection comprises two gorgeous tubes
"Santa's Cutie" and "Merry Christmas" by Zindy
and an awesome matching kit by Jo.
You can get the Collection  or individual items at
Zindy's store here.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is Dreamer One, here.


You will need to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as this makes them a little blurry; for more info, check out my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open CBJ_RCP10 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85% and lower the opacity to around 60.

Open CBJ_RCStickFrm and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and position to the right.  With your freehand selection tool on point to point, draw a selection around the interior of the frame like my screenshot below



Open CBJ_RCP2 and copy, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open the close up of the tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  The tube opacity is already set to 40 which is fine.

Open CBJ_RCPaperTree1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the main tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCClock and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCFlower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCBerries and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCFrayedGFlor2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCVMiseltoe and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCRibbon1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, mirror and flip, paste in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCCones and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_RCWordArt, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Open CBJ_RCFlowerScatter and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and flip, drag down so its just above the mask layer and place in position.  Duplicate this layer and flip and mirror the duplicate, place in position so a little shows on the right of the frame and erase the rest.

Open CBJ_RCABranch2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Again, check the positions of your layers and when you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!

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