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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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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

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Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

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My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

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In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Unicorn” from
This gorgeous tube can be purchased at

The kit is “Goodnight Wishes” from
This is a gorgeous kit and can be purchased at

You will also need my mask
and mask

Font is 




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 650 pixels and fill  with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 35 into the selection, deselect and apply my mask.

Paste element 160 and resize 43%.

Open element 94 and apply the 20.20 mask to it twice then paste on your canvas, resize 40% and place in position.

Paste frame 11, resize 30% and move into position, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 36 into it, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 145 below the frame, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 100, resize 50% and place in position, duplicate, drag above the frame, resize another 90%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 18%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 136, resize 30% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element 135, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 133, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121 resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15 on the top, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 108, resize 55% and position below the book and clock.

Paste element 165, resize 45%, mirror and place in position on the top.

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










In this tutorial I used my favourite tube “Date Night” from the latest pack 89 from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Affectious” from
This beautiful kit can also be purchased at

I did some recolouring on the kit, if you need to some help with this
check out my mini tut on recolouring under my

I used Valentine mask 03 from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 35%.   Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask. 

Paste frame 2.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste the tube, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 50% and mirror, drag below the tube,  paste the element again behind the tube, resize this copy 40% and rotate it 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 18, resize 35%, duplicate, mirror the original copy and position both on the right.  Duplicate both copies again, rotate the copy of the original 90 degrees to the left , mirror the second copy and drag it below the rotated one, position both on the left and apply the drop shadow to all copies.

Paste element 23, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 11, resize 25% and duplicate, position one copy on the right, one on the top and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 37,resize 25%,  position on the left behind the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy, position on the top and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 6, resize 40%, place in position above the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.#

Paste element 17 on the top,  resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 42, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.












In this tutorial I used the awesome tube “Panda” from
I just love Verymany’s animal tubes!
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Geisha Daydream” from
This fab kit with some awesome elements can be purchased at

You will need mask 63 from Simone at

Font is





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 25 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 228, resize 30% and erase the top red seal, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 219, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 60%, drag below element 155, place in position erasing the part that sticks out on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 129, resize 12%, drag below the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 202, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 204, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 205, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 192, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 186, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element 95 on the top, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 10% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.








In this tutorial I used the freebie bonus tube “Noon Nap” from
This is a free tube that comes with pack 89.
You can purchase the pack at

I used a gorgeous kit inspired by tube 22-2 from Enys Guerrero by
You can purchase the kit at

I used mask 0501 by

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste frame 3, resize 55% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 40, make a new layer below it,  paste paper 1 onto the selection and deselect.  Paste the tube,  resize 45%, apply the drop shadow and position in the frame.  The best way to do this is to draw an oblong selection around the left part of the tube, delete that part, paste it as a new layer, drag it below the frame and join the two parts up.

Paste element 15, resize 25%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 35%, position bottom right on the frame, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 40% and rotate 80 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the wordart, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










In this tutorial I used the cute tube “Dinky” from
He is so adorable!


The kit is “Splash” from
This is a gorgeous kit an there are many more elements,
word arts and papers than I have used.
You can check it out and purchase it at

I used mask 4 from set 163 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 77, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50D, drag right down to just above the mask and place in position.

Paste element 50C and place in position.

Paste element 1, resize 65% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75 just below the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24a, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15a, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 22% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22b, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 50% and duplicate, position one copy on the right, drag the other copy down below the palm and position on the left and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste element 90 below the tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49a, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104a on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 15% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 8 below element 90 (the bag), resize 90% and place in position.

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








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