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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

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In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Hot Tomato” by
Barbara Jensen.
You can buy the tube at

I used a beautiful kit “Remembering” by
You will find the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 230 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

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


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

Copy Papers (21), make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Duplicate the mask and merge the top copy down onto the original one.

Paste Element (41) as a new layer, resize 90%, move up a little and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (59) as a new layer, resize 45%, rotate 20 degrees to the left and place in position.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10 and make a new layer below it, copy Papers (4) and paste into the selection, deselect.  Will come back to this.

Paste Element (54) as a new layer, resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, drag down below 59 and the paper layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (5) as a new layer, resize 85%, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 65%.

Paste Element (66) as a new layer, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (11) as a new layer, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (9) as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (20) as a new layer, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (34) as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (54) again and bring to the top,  resize 60% and duplicate, place both layers in position, they will overlap but don’t worry about that now as we will be place other elements on the top. Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Paste Element (5) again, resize 95% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (20) as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (50) as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (67) as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (27) as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (51) as a new layer, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (21) as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (28) as a new layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (19) as a new layer, resize 40%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element (14) as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (49) as a new layer, resize 75% and place in position, apply an inner bevel as in my screenshot below and apply the drop shadow.  



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

Go back to your tube and duplicate it, drag the duplicate below the frame, position in the frame to the right of the tube and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.   Repeat this with more duplicates of the tube, mirroring some and fill the frame.  If you have any parts that overlap, blend them out using your erasure with opacity set to 10.  When you are done, select the interior the frame and expand the selection as before then hit delete on each tube to remove the excess.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

When you have finished, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a png on a transparent background.






 






In this tutorial I used the tube “Sweet Nothings” from
Layered pack 34 by
Barbara Jensen.
I love the rabbit teeth layer on this tube!
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Springtastic” by
This delicious kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 79 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first of my tutorials you have followed, thank you.

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


Open the mask, rotate it 90 degrees to the left and minimize.

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

Copy paper 1, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  

Paste Element 30 as a new layer, resize 70% and move it up and to the left.   Draw a rectangular selection around the bottom part of the element just below the bottom panels and hit delete, deselect.  We will come back to this. 

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 60%, drag below element 30 and position on the right, apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Paste element 10 as a new layer.  Resize 55%,  mirror and apply the drop shadow making sure the box “Shadow on a new layer is checked.  Carefully erase the bottom part of the shadow where the element is a little transparent, then merge the element down onto the shadow.  Duplicate this merged layer, mirror the duplicate and position on either side.

Paste element 1 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 as a new layer, resize 50%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.   You may need to erase a bit at the bottom if it shows below the grass.

Paste element 30 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27 as a new layer, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place each flower in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 21 as a new layer and drag it above the tube, resize 55%, rotate 45 degrees to the left and mirror, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left,

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 50%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 14 as a new layer, resize 30%, drag down below elements 21 and 4, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 7 as a new layer just below the “eggs” word art, resize 25% and apply the drop shadow.  With your erasure brush on a low opacity of 10, dab around the bottom of the egg to blend it into the grass.

Paste element 8 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to element 30 (the arch) and with your freehand selection tool set to point to point, draw a selection around the frame going straight across the bottom.  Paste paper 1 again as a new layer below the frame, resize it 65% and position it in the frame so you can see the bushes, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.   Here is a screenshot below to show you.


Check everything again, I resized my mask 105% as it seemed a little small.  When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.










In this tutorial I used the tube “Personal Sun” by
Jeff Haynie.
You need a license to use Jeff’s art, available at
If you want to use a different tube but don’t have one with an
umbrella, there is an umbrella in the kit you can use
but remember it is against most artist’s terms to alter a tube
to make it hold an item.

I used a gorgeous spring kit called “April Showers” by
You will find the kit at

You will need a rain tube, you can use mine if you
don’t have one of you own, you can get it
 
You will also need a mask, I used two, mask 69 by Simone at
and mask DD_SM_8 by

I used the font



If this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, please check out my “About my tutorials” page before you start, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


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

Copy Paper_18, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Simone’s mask.  Resize 90% and mirror. 

Make another layer, paste the paper into the selection again and apply Dee’s mask.

Paste Frame_2 as a new layer and resize 55%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10 and make a new layer below it, copy Paper_8 and paste it into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste GlitterBling as a new layer, resize 70%, drag below the merged layer and position bottom, right.  Duplicate this layer, flip it and position top, left.

Paste Sun as a new later, resize 55% and place in position.

Paste Fence as a new layer, position so a section shows on the left of the merged layer and erase the part that shows on the right.  Duplicate the fence, mirror the duplicate and position so it to show on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Paste LightBulbs2 as a new layer, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right. Position the bulbs on the section of fence on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the fence on the right.  Erase a little bit of each of the loops so they hang over the fence slat and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste GrassTurf as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I erased the bottom of the merged frame layer that showed below this.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 65%.

Paste Leaves2 as a new layer, resize 75%, drag below the tube and the turf layer,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flowers1 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Dandelion as a new layer, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bamboo as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste BrightBlings as a new layer and drag above the turf, resize 55% and place in position.

Paste Ribbon as a new layer, resize 50%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Nest as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Exotic Bird as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste WordArt2 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

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

Paste the two Ladybugs as new layers, resize each 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bee as a new layer, resize 12%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Butterfly as a new layer, resize 15%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste my Raindrops as a new layer, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste Cloud as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as png.






















In this tutorial I used the art of
Katherine Barber.
You need a license to use Katherine’s art, they are available at

I used beautiful kit called “Easter Charm” by
You can purchase this kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 220 by

You will need the free filter “Jeans” by
(its part of the Garbage Collection).

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before you start if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75,blur 5.


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

Copy Paper_12, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Paste Frame_8c as a new layer, resize 45% and move up and to the right.  Select the interior of each section of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it, copy Paper_6 and paste it into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste Element_57 as a new layer, resize 80%, drag down to above the mask, place in position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left,  apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste Element_32 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_4 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 65%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 47%.

Paste Element_26a as a new layer, resize 45%, mirror drag below the book, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_28a as a new layer,  resize 45%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_50 as a new layer, resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste Element_15 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_22a as a new layer, resize 45%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_31 as a new layer,  resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element+73b as a new layer, resize 55%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position it on the right, apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste Element_23b as a new layer and drag it above the book, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_71 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_34 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  Paste your tube again, drag it down below the frame, resize as needed and position in the right hand part.  Select the interior of that part of the frame and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube to remove the excess, deselect.  I resized my tube 65%.  Repeat this with the tube mirrored and fitted in the left part of the frame.  Merge the top copy of the tube down onto the first copy, lower the opacity to around 50,  merge down again onto the paper layer and apply Penta.com Jeans filter with amount set to 50 and border width set on 3.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste Spray_3 as a new layer, resize 80%, drag down to above the mask and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move over to the left.

Paste Element_55 as a new layer on the top, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

 When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.











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