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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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Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

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Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

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 lovely tube “Santa’s Helper 5” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit “Santa’s Help” is from
Tiny Turtle Designs.
This is a gorgeous kit and can be purchased at

You will need the png mask 331 from
and mask 52 from the Christmas Frame Mask set at

Font of choice.



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

Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the Mizteeques mask, resize 83% and move up, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 9 into the selection, make another layer, paste paper 11 into the selection and deselect.  
Merge the gold paper down onto the green one and delete the black original layer.

Paste mask 52, resize 20%, again, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, fill with colour  #21440a, drag below the paper mask layer and move into place.

Paste element 20, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, 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  6, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 25% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  87, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  111, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, resize resize 40% and position on the left, duplicate, flip the copy and position it on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  98, resize 76%, position on the top and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  49, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102 again, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  91, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  126, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89, resize 20%, 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 beautiful “Winter Angel 2” tube from
You cha purchase the tube at

The kit is “Feel the Winter Angel” from
Bella CaribeƱa
and can be purchased at

You will need the png version of mask 326 from

You will need Animation Shop and my

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 45, blur 15.


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

Paste mask 3 from the kit, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste Mizteeques mask, resize 80%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, move down and to the left and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  129, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element  34, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element  43, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  122, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  118, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 40%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  75, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  113, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  109, resize 45% and move into place.

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

Paste element  55, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element  126, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste element  10, resize 10%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27 above the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  76, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  95, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66 on, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  121, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  130, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow with the box “Shadow on new layer” checked then erase the part below the reflection.

Paste element  8, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element  42, resize 40%, mirror and move into place.

Check your layers and make any adjustments then add your copyright information and text.


ANIMATION:

Merge  the mask from the kit down onto the white background, copy this merged layer and paste it in Animation Shop.  Open the snow animation, go to Animation – Resize Animation and resize it 80%.  The snow animation has 10 frames so we need to duplicate the tag layer so we have 10 frames on that also.  Select all the snow frames, click on the tag frames to activate them, right click and “paste into selected frame” and paste the snow right over on the right on top of the mask.  Back in Paint Shop, close off the merged layer, right click and “Copy  merged” then paste in Animation Shop “as a new animation”, duplicate again until you have 10 frames, select and copy them all and paste as before onto your snow animated frames.   When you are done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.























In this tutorial I used the tube “Tawny” from the
latest pack 110 from

The kit is “Celestial Warrior” from
Pink Paradox Productions
and can also be purchased at

You will need my png mask

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 6, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize 85%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 43 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  175, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105, resize 40%, select the interior of the arch with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20,  make a new layer below the element and paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element  157, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 40%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  170, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  167, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  156, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  165, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 15%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  77, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110 on the top, resize 50%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize another 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  106, resize 25%, position between the two copies of element 110 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  179 resize 50% and flip, position below element 106.

Paste element  88, resize 20% place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  6, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  76, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  134, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, resize 25%, position below the two copies of element 110 (the grass) 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 tube “Skye Blue” from
the latest pack 110 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Peppermint” from
Karmalized Scraps
and can also be purchased at

You will need mask 12 from the Christmas frame mask set from





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


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

Paste the mask, resize 25%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  6, resize 60%, place in position and apply and drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 85, bur 15.

Paste frame 1, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings).

Paste element  32, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 35%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  33 below the tube, resize 22%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  12 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 22% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2, resize 80%, mirror and move into place.

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 tube “Snowball Glass” from
You can purchase the tube at

The beautiful matching kit is “Christmas Party” from
and can be purchased at

You will need the png version of mask 324 from

Font of  choice.





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


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

Paste the mask, select  all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 15 into the selection, make another layer and paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect, merge the top paper layer down onto the first one and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 87, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  53, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  57, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  88, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6, resize 45% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.  Click anywhere with your magic wand outside of the frame with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 16 into it, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

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

Paste element  3, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  115, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  84, resize 20% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  98, resize 20%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  99, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  42, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  97, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108 and move into place.

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 beautiful tube “Miss Snowflakes” from
Vika Misticheshkaya.
The tube comes with several colour options and can be purchased at

The kit is “Goldeen” from
Another gorgeous freebie kit,
Thank you Miz!

You will need the png version of mask 331, also from

Font of choice.




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.

Paste mask 331, resize 90%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper layer up and to the left.  We will work this mask more at the end.

Paste mask 1 from the kit, resize 70%, you should already have your canvas selected so float and defloat this mask, make a new layer and paste the same paper as before into the selection, deselect, move this mask down and to the right and lower the opacity on it to around 75.

Paste frame 7, resize 55%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element  36, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 38%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 15%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  3, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, resize 12%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10 again, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. Paste element  56, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Duplicate mask 331, drag the copy down until a little shows at the bottom of the tag then erase the rest.  Go back to the original copy of mask 331 and erase any that shows to the right of the tube overlapping with the mask from the kit.  Now duplicate the mask from the kit, resize 80%, drag that down so just a tiny bit shows at the bottom and erase the rest.

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 the awesome current bonus tube
“Unharnessed” from Barbara Jensen.
I just love this tube, it comes with some fantastic options
and is currently total free with a 9$ tube purchase from

The kit is “Gothic Christmas” from
Karmalized Scraps.
This is a great Christmas kit with a twist and can also be found at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 8 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste spray 1, resize 40% and move into place.  Click on the mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection, go back to the spray and hit delete to remove the excess snowflakes, deselect.

Paste element  19, resize 35%, duplicate, flip one copy and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  22, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  31, resize 30%, erase the feint white bar below the cat, place in position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 60%, erase the post and bottom part leaving just the lamp top, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 10% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 30% and duplicate twice, position one copy on the right  of the top, mirror one copy and position on the left of her and erase that’s parts that overlap, position the other copy behind the garland and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  44, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 17% and duplicate, mirror one copy and position to the left of the tube, position the other copy on the top and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  12, resize 30% and position behind the tube. 

Paste element  30, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Erase a tiny bit off the bottom of this tube so it looks like its nestled in the snow and do the same with the tubes knee.

Paste element  48 above the tube, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  29, resize 7% and rotate 100 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3, resize 90%, move into place and erase a bit of the hard edges.

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.







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