About Me

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!

My blinkie

My Weather

My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

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

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

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

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490


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In this tutorial I used the tube “Lovely Teddy” from
She can purchased at

The kit is “By a Thread” from
and can purchased at

You will need mask frame 1 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask, resize 20%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 20 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer. Close all layers apart from these three, merge visible and reopen the closed layers.

Paste spray 4, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element 1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 13,  resize 35% and move into place.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 20 into the selection,  paste the tube, resize 75% and position in the element, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the element.

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

Paste element 61 above the clock, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 3, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 60% and position on the right, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and position on the left below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 99, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 65 resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 64, resize 30% and mirror, position below the two rose elements and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 48 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  Go back to the mask, select all, float and deloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the clock element, deselect.

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 beautiful tube “Totem” from
You can purchase it at

The kit is the “Dead of Night Addition” from
Gothic Inspirations
and can be purchased 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 650 by  800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste Smudged, resize 75% and move into place.

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

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

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

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

Paste Raven 1, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste Cloud 1, resize 75% and position behind the tube.

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

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

Paste GrasswFlowers1, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaves 2, resize 80% and duplicate, mirror the original, position on either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Light, resize 110% and move into place.

Paste Dried Floral, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Umbrella on the top, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow, draw a rectangular selection around the pole and hit delete, right click and “Paste as a new layer”, drag this part below the tube and join the two pieces back up. 

Paste Skull, resize 20%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Candle, resize 25% and duplicate, mirror the original and position on the left,  position the copy on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Ribbon 5, resize 40%, place in position below the right hand candle and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Leaves 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Flower 1 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Spider 1, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bling, resize 40%, 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 “White Elf 2” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Cashmere Christmas” from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 39 from

You will need Animation Shop and my snow animation

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 19%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 179, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 178, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 105, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 83, resize 40% and duplicate, position below the trees and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 20%, position above the fence and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 177, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 159, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 192, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80 above the tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 140, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 130, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 60, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 17%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments I stretched the mask a little longer), then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.

Starting at the top, close off all layers down to and including the tube and merge visible, close this merged layer, open the others and again merge visible.  Open the snow animation in Animation shop and resize it 90% (Animation – resize animation).  Copy the bottom merged layer and paste in Animation shop “As a new animation” and duplicate it 10 times so it has the same number of frames as the snow, select all the snow frames, copy them and paste on the left side of the merged layer, don’t go past the white tree.  Copy the top merged layer, paste in Animation shop as before, again duplicate it, select all the frames and paste on top of your animation tag.  When you are done, run the tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.







In this tutorial I used the tube “In Love” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Love Yourself” from
I love the colours in this kit!
You will find it at

You will need mask 1 (91) 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 and resize it 30%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  We are going to duplicate this mask at the end and move the copy down so don’t worry about it not fitting the tag for now.

Paste spray 2, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 63, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3b and resize 60%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element 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 3 into it.  Mirror the tube then paste it on your canvas, position in the largest heart of the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Unmirror the tube then paste it again, resize it 70%, position in the smaller heart then deselect.  Erase the part of the smaller tube that overlaps into the bigger heart, change the blend mode on the tubes to “Luminance” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste spray 2b, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 79a, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 5, resize 65% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 65% and move into place.

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

Paste element 48, resize 45%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element24, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 74b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy and position behind the tube, position the original copy above the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 64, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 6, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  Duplicate the mask, drag the copy down so a little shows at the bottom and erase the rest of it.

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 beautiful “Anette” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit I “Silver Bells” from
You will find it at

You will need Christmas mask 36 from 

 Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


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

Paste the mask, resize 27% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.

Paste spray 6 and mirror.

Paste element 77, use your pick tool to squeeze it in slightly narrower and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Mirror the tube, paste on your canvas and resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 35%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 40% and move into place.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into the selection.  Paste the mirrored tube again, resize 70% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste frame 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 20%, duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, carefully erase the hanger cord, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 7, resize 60% and move into place.

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

Paste element 63, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 5, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.












In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Christmas Snowfall” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Winter Eclipse” from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 7 from this pack from

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 760 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 22%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 35 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up a bit on the canvas.

Paste element 163, resize 50%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and move into place.

Paste element 75, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 150, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6 and resize 35%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 36 into the selection.    Mirror the main tube and paste it on your canvas, resize 75% and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 164, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube again, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 90% and position behind the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position erasing most off it leaving just the end rock on the right hand side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 57, resize 20%, position behind both copies of element 78 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 64, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128 just behind the tube, resize 17%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 62, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 130, resize 10%, recolour black, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77 on the top, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 25%, 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 tube “Holidays” by
You can purchase her at

The kit is “”Tis the Season” from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 2015 (3) 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 and resize it 25%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper layer, merge the copy down onto the original and delete the black mask layer.

Paste spray 5, resize 70% and move down a bit.

Paste spray 3, resize 60%, duplicate, merge the copy down on the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 53, resize 70%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1c, resize 35% and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your  magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 3 into the selection.  Paste the tube again, resize 85% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 78, resize 23% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48b, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49 below the crackers, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 43, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42 above the crackers, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 9, resize 60% 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 “Winter Evening” from
This is a really beautiful tube and can be purchased at

The kit is “Peace on Earth” from
I love the soft colours in this beautiful kit which matches the tube so well!
You can purchase it at

For the animation you will need Animation Shop and my

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.



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

Paste spray 9, resize 75%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the orginal.

Paste spray  8 and resize 95%.

Paste spray 7.

Move these three sprays into place.

Paste element 92, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 10, resize 50%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 25%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 69, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frames from papers 4, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left and place in position. 

Paste element 64 behind the frame, resize 75% and position in the frame, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, invert the selection,  hit delete on the element, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste element 59b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16c, resize 25%, duplicate, rotate the original copy 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 6, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 77, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 39b, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag now and add your copyright information and text.


ANIMATION

Start at top, close off all your layers down to and including the frame and then merge visible, close off the merged layer, open the top closed ones and again merge visible. 

Open the snow animation in Animation shop, select all the frames and go to Animation - Rotate and rotate it 20 degrees to the left.  Copy the bottom merged layer and paste it in Animation Shop “as a new animation”. You will see it has 10 frames so you need to duplicate your merged layer until that also has 10 frames.  Select all the snow frames and copy them, then select all the merged layer frames, right click on the first one, go to “Paste into selected frame” and paste them over the copy of the paper that was below the frame.  Back in Paintshop, copy your top merged layer, again paste it in Animation Shop as before, duplicate it until you have 10 copies, select them all and copy them and paste them on your animation.  When you are done, run your tag through the Optimisation Wizard and save as a gif.







In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Festive Mood” from
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Wish n Wonder” from
This is a fabulous kit and can be purchased at

You will need “chmask 6” from

For the animation you will need Animation Shop and my

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 40%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste spray 14, resize 70%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and move into place.

Paste spray 15b, resize 80% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 70, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 40% and move into place.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the window to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 123, resize 38%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 103, resize 40% and duplicate, mirror one copy and position it below the window layers,  rotate the original copy 30 degrees to the left and position above the window, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 65, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 80, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100b, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 120 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, position behind the train and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 74b on the top, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 122, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 9, resize 80% and move into place.

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

Start at top, close off all your layers down to and including the window and then merge visible, close off the merged layer, open the top closed ones and again merge visible.  Copy the bottom merged layer and paste it in Animation Shop “as a new animation”.  Open the snow animation and you will see it has 10 frames so you need to duplicate your merged layer until that also has 10 frames.  Select all the snow frames and copy them, then select all the merged layer frames, right click on the first one, go to “Paste into selected frame” and paste them over the copy of the paper that was below the frame.  Back in Paintshop, copy your top merged layer, again paste it in Animation Shop as before, duplicate it until you have 10 copies, select them all and copy them and paste them on your animation.  When you are done, run your tag through the Optimisation Wizard and save as a gif.












In this tutorial I used the gorgeous tube “Ice Princess” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Snow in Wonderland” from
and can be purchased in

You will need winter mask 39 which you can get 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.

Paste the mask and resize it 20%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 164, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 107, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 106, resize 65% and move into place.

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

Paste element 98, resize 40%, place in position below the tube,  apply the drop shadow and blend the bottom right hand corner into the mask using your eraser size 100 and opacity 50. 

Paste element 159, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 154, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 162, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 27, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 140, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 116, resize 12% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117 on the top, resize 6% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 153, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 53, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 8% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element 20, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 13%, mirror  and move into place.

Paste element 127, resize 8%, 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 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 tube “Xmas Night” from
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Winter Night” from
And is available at

You will need mask 31 from this Christmas set available at

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 25%,  rotate it 90 degrees to the right and move up a bit.

Paste element 114, resize 60% and position at the bottom of the mask.

Paste element 184, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 185, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 193, resize 45% and move into place.

Paste element 208, resize 65% and move into place.

Paste element 86, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 180, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, erase the bottom of her dress, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 182, resize 45%, duplicate, position both copies behind  the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 179 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 183, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 190, resize 35% and move into place. 

Paste element 212, resize 30% and move into place.

Drag element 114 (that is the first element you pasted) up to the top and re-position it.

Paste element 52, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 181, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 40%, 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 a tube 60-3 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit was inspired by this tube and is by
and also available at

You will need mask 3 from

Font is





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 85%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 3 into the selection and delete or close off the original black mask layer. 

Paste element 08, resize 70%, position in the top, right hand corner of the mask, invert the selection and hit delete.   Paste element 18, resize also 70%, position on the left of the mask, again hit delete and then deselect.  Close off the white background, merge visible and then reopen the closed layer.

Paste frame 3, resize 55% and move into place.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20,  make a new layer below it and paste paper 1 into the selection, paste the tube,  position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.    Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance (Legacy) and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Paste El04 below the frame layers, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El01, resize 90% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El21, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El07, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El15, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El19, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El20 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El14, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El03, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El11, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste El09, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste El13, resize 35% and rotate 30 degrees to  the right, 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 tube “Snow Queen” from
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Love you Snow Much” from
You will find it at

You will need mask 2015(2) from

Font is 

You will need the free plug in “Copies” by
If you are unable to get this plug in to work check out my
 Tips & Tricks page for info on how to get older 8bf plugins to work. 

You will need animation shop for the animation and my snow





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 and fill with white.  

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

Paste frame 7 and resize 90%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 40, make a new layer below it and paste paper 2 into the selection, paste the tube, resize 80% and postion in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 70.

Paste element 26, resize 70%, duplicate, mirror the copy, position below the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6 and resize it 20%, apply the Copies plug in on the default settings apart from changing the number to around 100, erase all the stars that are outside of the mask, cut and paste a few more if you want, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3 on the top and move into place.

Paste the tube again, resize 55%, cut off the bottom from just below her waist and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2 and position a lot the bottom of the tube.

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

Paste element 22, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 25% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 21, resize 50% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

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

Paste element 12, resize 30%, position below the white lacy flower and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag now and add your copyright information and text. I resized my tag 90% as it had got little large!!

Open the snow animation in Animation Shop, you may need to resize it depending on the size of your tag, I resized it 120% (Animation – resize animation).  Right click on your tag, copy merged and paste it in Animation Shop.  There are 10 frames in the snow animation so you need to duplicate your tag until you have 10 frames in that also.  Activate the snow, select all the frames and copy them  (Edit – Select all – Edit – Copy), activate the tag, again select all the frames, right click on the first one and “Paste into selected frame” and paste the snow on the tag.  Run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save it as a gif.










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