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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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Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

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In this tutorial I used the tube “Unflappable” from
Barbara Jensen’s latest pack.
You need a license to use this tube, available from
Barbara’s store here.

The kit I used is called “Cherry Bomb” by
This is a beautiful kit and is available exclusively

I used two masks, Insatiable Dreams mask 565 here and
Weescotslass’s mask 141 here.

Font is Mirielle, here.




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

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 and floodfill with white.

Open pp6 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Insatiable Dreams mask, resize 85%.

Open pp1 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, the selection should still be there, paste the paper into it, deselect and apply Weescotslass’ mask.  Go to Adjust – Hue and Saturation – Colorize, set the Hue and Saturation both to 0 and click ok, then set the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Open e27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, position in the top, right hand corner of your tag and apply the drop shadow.

Open e11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and position to the left of the first element.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.  Open pp6 again and copy, make a new layer below the element and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

Open e13 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the left.  Place in position on the right hand side of your tag.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag it down so its just above the mask and position so a little of the greenery shows on the left hand side.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer making sure it’s on the top.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, open it, duplicate it and close the original, choose your layer options and copy merged.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, rotate 20 degrees to the left and place in position.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, resize it another 70% and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow to both hearts.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el28, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  If you  have a part body tube like mine, open your eraser tool, set the size to 50 and opacity to 10 and dab around the bottom of the tube to blend out the hard line.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer, making sure it’s on the top.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Erase the part of the chain on el8 that shows.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.  Drag down so its between el11 (the frame) and the paper below it and resize as needed.  I used the close up resized 75%.  Select the interior of the frame again and expand the selection as before, invert it, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Duplicate the tube and apply the drop shadow to the bottom original copy.  Activate the top copy, go to Adjust – Hue and Saturation – Colorize and set the Hue to 32 and Saturation to 85, click on ok, lower the opacity to 55 and merge down onto the original copy.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

 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, you can email me here and don't forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!

















In this tutorial I used the art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a licence to use Barbara’s art, available here.

The kit I used is called “Jinx” and is by
This is the second tutorial I have written with this kit making
very different looking tags as its packed full of elements!
You can get the kit here.

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

Font is Dare 2 Differ, here.





Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as it makes them a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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 SkyScraps-JINX-PP3 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e84 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e97 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, move up and to the left a bit and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.  It doesn’t matter if they overlap.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e95 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and place in position.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, open it, duplicate and close the original, make your layer options and copy merged.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e80 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e98 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e61 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 35%, position in the top, right hand corner and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e53 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e75 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e76 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e107 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and drag down so its just above e61 (the disco ball) and place in position.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-PP8 and copy.  Select the interior of e107 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 4, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, position inside the element, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)”.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, 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!






In this tutorial I used the “Love Valentine Collection”.
This beautiful collection comprises Zindy’s tube “A Delicate Love”
and matching kit “Love Valentines” by
The collection can be purchased for just $1.80 at
Zindy’s store, here.

You will also need a mask, I used Designs by Vaybs mask 122, here.

Font is 2Peas Heart's Delight, here.




Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise your tag will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open CBJ_LoveVal_P4 and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

 Open CBJ_LV_Branch2Elem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_RoseFrm1Elem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%. 

Open CBJ_LoveVal_P7 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Leave this until we have our tube in place.

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

Open the close up of the tube, paste as a new layer and resize 75%.  Again, select the interior of the frame and expand it as before, drag the tube down between the tube and paper layer and position nicely in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete to remove the excess tube and deselect.  The opacity of the close up is already lowered so just apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open CBJ_LoveVal_BranchElem and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the main tube, resize 50%, place in position, erase the stalk that shows at the bottom of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LoveVal_GemFlowers and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Open CBJ_LV_ClockElem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBJ_LV_FlowEle3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_HrtScatterElem and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_Ribbon2Elem, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_DeepRedRose2Elem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Open CBJ_LV_Bow2Elem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_LockHrt and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_LoveChainElem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_LV_Swan and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Go back to the love chain element and erase the small part on the left so it looks like the chain is between the boxes.

Open CBJ_LV_Butterfly2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open CBJ_LV_HrtBlingsElem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down so its just above the mask.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 180 degrees to the right.  Place both layers into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

 When you are done, crop your tag, 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 the result and include it in the gallery!












In this tutorial I used one of José Cano's brand new tubes “Jinx”.
You need a license to use José’s art, available at

The matching kit also called “Jinx” is by
This is a huge kit and will go with many tubes - there
are many more elements than I have used!
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used Designs by Vaybs mask 120, here.

 I used the font Ammonite, here.





When your resize/rotate elements, it makes them a little blurry so you need to sharpen them; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.



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

Open SkyScraps-JINX-PP3 and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e73 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and move up and to the left.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e42 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e65 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and position on the right.  We will come back to this when we have some other elements in place.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 45%.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e54 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the tube and position behind her, apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e88 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e31 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e61 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e47 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e75 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e76 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e66 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Click on e65 to activate it then click anywhere outside the element with your magic wand to make a selection.  Expand the selection by 15, invert it, make a new layer below the element and flood fill with a dark grey, I used #161918.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again and paste it as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the element, invert the selection again and then hit delete to remove the excess, deselect. I resized the tube 50% this time.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 55, apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e44 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e41, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e96 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60% and place in position on the right. Duplicate and move the duplicate over to the left. 

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e106 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e85 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-JINX-e45 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Again, check  the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, when you are done, 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, you can email me  here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!




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