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!

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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 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.









In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Caramel”.
My tube is copyrighted to 
Vka Misticheskaya
but the tube is now under the name
IrinaLumiere
 at

The kit is “Black Ice” from
Thank you Tasha for  this beautiful free kit!

You will need 17 and 18 from the Winter Masks 2 set from

Font of choice.





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

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

Paste mask 17, resize 22% and mirror, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste mask 18, resize 28%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste snowy branch 2, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste branch, resize 85% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste branch 3, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste tree, resize 85%, duplicate, resize the copy another 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spider, resize 60% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste snowmound, resize 80%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and mirror it and move both into place.

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

Paste frame 1, resize 60% and position below the tube.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour #434343, deselect.  Paste frame 3 on the top, resize 55% and move into place.  Apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 100 and blur 30 to both frames with the “Shadow on a new layer” box checked, duplicate each shadow and merge the copies down onto the originals and then down onto each element. 

Paste the tube again above the grey coloured layer, resize 75% change the blend mode to “Overlay” and position in the frames, activate the grey coloured layer, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect, now merge the tube down onto the grey layer. 

Paste sparkle 2, resize 75% and position below all merged tube/grey layer.

Paste feather below the main tube, resize 35% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste snowy rose, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

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

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

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

Paste box,  resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste black pearls, resize 45%, place in position between the two boxes and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 3, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste snowflakes, resize 70% and move into place.

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

Paste skull on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste rose 2, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste snowflake, resize 30% and duplicate, position just above the masks and apply the drop shadow.

Paste sparkle on the top, resize 70% 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 “Stretchin It” from the
latest pack 110 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Frosty Winter” from
Karmalized Scraps.
This lovely kit is also available at

You will need winter 2 mask 41 from

Font of choice.






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


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

Paste the mask, resize it 23%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 8 into the selection, deselect and mirror, move up and to the left, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and move down and to the right.

Paste element  31, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3 and resize 35%, select the interior with your  magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper  1 into the selection.  Mirror the tube and paste it, position on the element, 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.  Merge the tube down onto the paper and then the frame down onto the tube.

Paste the Angel Wings from the tube, resize 90%, positon below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  49,  resize 55%, place in position below the tube  and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  3, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  11, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  1, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, 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  8, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  40, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  50, resize 25%, duplicate, on the copy go to Adjust – Blur – Guassian blur and apply with a radius of 10 then  merge the top copy down onto the bottom one.

Paste element  36, resize 10% an rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 23% and position on the right, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  45, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 1, resize 70%, 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 fabulous tube “White” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “On  a Winter’s Day” from
This beautiful kit can be purchased at

You will need my mask

You will need Animation Shop and the snow animation

Font of choice.




Unless stated, 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 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste spray 19, resize 60%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original, duplicate again, position one copy top left and one bottom right.

Paste spray 27b, resize 60% and duplicate, position on top, left and the other bottom, right.

Paste element  62, resize 55% and apply a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 30, blur 10.

Paste element 41d, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Paste spray 25, resize 35%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and mirror it, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.   Paste spray 8, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Merge the spray down onto the icicles and then down again onto the window. 

Paste element  117, resize 40%, position  just behind the window, duplicate and move the copy down and to the right.

Paste spray 26, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  111b, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  111, resize 11%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 20%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  63 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  65, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  40, resize 17%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 25%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  61, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 20, resize 50%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  113, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  39b, resize 15% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

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

Paste element  115, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33c, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32b, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  42, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  9, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32c, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  76, resize 21%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 1, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste spray 20 again on the top, resize 45% and move into place.

Paste element  44, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element  113b, resize 12% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  59, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (you may need to have this bigger if you  have a long name).

Paste element  105, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  82, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 10% and move into place.

Paste element  69b, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45b, resize 10% and move into place.

Paste element  78b, resize 20% and move into place.

Paste element  48, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 6%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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



ANIMATION:

Open the snow animation and your tag in Animation Shop.  You will see the snow animation has 10 frames so you need to duplicate your tag until that also has 10 frames.  Select all the animation frames and copy them, activate your tag frames, again select them all, right click on the first one and “Paste into selected frame” and position the snow over the tag.  When done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.












In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Little Angel 2” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit “Christmas Innocence” is by
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 4wmask (4) 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 24%, select all, float and defloat it and make a new layer,  open paper 19, flip it then paste it into the selection and deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste the mask again, again resize 25%, select all, float and defloat as before, make a new layer and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, delete the original layer again and move the paper one down and a little to the right.

Paste element  79, resize 45% and move into place.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 11 into the selection.    Open the tube, mirror the full size one then paste on your canvas, resize 90% and change the blend mode to “Overlay”, position in the window, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge the tube down onto the paper and then merge the frame down onto the paper/tube.

Paste element  140, resize 35%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 9, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  142 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  88, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  75, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  126, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  73, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  141, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  21, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  9, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  87 on the top, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  13, resize 7%, 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 “Steampunk 14” from

The matching kit is “Steam in Xmas” from
Bella CaribeƱa
and can be purchased at

You will need Winter 2 mask 24
and Winter mask 29
from Kopona.
and the png version of my mask

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste my mask and resize it 90%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste mask 24, resize 20%, again select all, float defloat, make a new layer and paste the paper into the selection, deselect, delete the original layer and move the paper layer up.

Paste mask 29, resize 20% and repeat as with the other masks then move down.

Paste element  52, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  109, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  140, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  139, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  62, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  112 (its very big you wont see it) and resize 12%.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below it and paste paper 16 into the selection, paste the tube, resize 70%, position on the element, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the element.

Paste element  63, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  78, resize 50%  and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 60%, position below element 105, apply the drop shadow with the box “Shadow on a new layer” checked and then erase the shadow that is behind the snowflakes.

Paste element  61 above element 105, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  67, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  136, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element  132, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  120, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  60, resize 27%, 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 “Christmas Elf with Boston Terrier Pup” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Winter Treasure” from
Tiny Turtle Designs.
This beautiful freebie kit can be picked up at

You will need Winter Mask 10 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 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 22%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 73, resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction.  Select the interior of the frame with you magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper  15 below the frame and resize it 60%, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element  70, resize 25%, duplicate,  position below the merged frame and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  69, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  78, resize 60%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element  8, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  28, resize 15%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  10, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  26, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  12, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  11, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  42, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 8% and rotate 100 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  67, 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.   I squeezed the mask in slightly narrower with my Pick tool.









In this tutorial I used the tube “Xmas Bouquet” from
This is a lovely tube and it can be purchased at

The matching kit also called “Xmas Bouquet” is from

You will need mask Christmas mask 31 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 650 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 24%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 28 into the selection, deselect,  delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element  45, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste element  99, resize 55% and mirror, position below element 45 and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  55, resize 50% and mirror, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 35%, position below the bird cluster and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 94, resize 25%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  101, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  83, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  50, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  109, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  60, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  139, resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again above element 45, resize 45%, mirror and change the blend mode to “Overlay”, lower the opacity a little so you can see the element through it and move her into place. Click on the element to activate it then click anywhere on the canvas outside of it with you magic wand to make a selection, expand the selection by 15, click on the tube and hit delete, deselect, erase any little bits of the tube that are on the element edge then bring the opacity back up and apply the drop shadow to the element.

Add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.  I used the default inner bevel setting on my text but with the depth set to 10.










In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Frozen Princess” from
To can purchase the tube at

The matching kit “Frozen Princess” is 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 element 17,  resize 87% and move up and to the left.

Paste element  60, resize 75%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  153, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  76, resizez 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  63,  resize 65% and move into place.   Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it be 10, make a new layer  below the element and paste paper 1 into it, paste element 61, resize 70% and move into place, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess sparkles, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the element.  Merge the element down onto the sparkles and then merge down again onto the paper.

Paste element  14, resize 60%,  move down below the window/paper, duplicate, place in position either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  140, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  131, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  75, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  116, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  120, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  136, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left, rotate the original 10 degrees to the left and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  69, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  108, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152, resize 25%, erase the long piece on the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  139, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 17%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  122, resize 7% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  90, 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 art “Memorias del bosque” from
The tube can be purchased at

The matching inspired by kit 27-3 is from
Kizzed by Kelz
and can also be purchased at
This is a truly awesome kit, I really loved working with it.

You will need spring  mask 26 from

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste element 12, resize 80%, apply the drop shadow and move up and to the right.

Paste element 2, resize 85%, duplicate and apply the drop shadow to each, move the original copy down and the left and the duplicate one up and to the right over the tree easing the vine that sticks up on the left of it.

Paste element  28, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4 and resize 60%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame , paste paper 12 into the selection and deselect.  Apply a drop shadow to  the frame of vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 100 and blur 20, merge the frame down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 6, resize 50% and move into place,

Paste element  23, resize 80%, position below the two copies of element 2, position so just that one tombstone shows erasing the rest of it and  apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Paste the mask, resize it 14% and move it to bottom just above the white background,  select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper mask and merge the copy down onto the original.  Duplicate the paper mask layer again, position one copy at the bottom on the left erasing the part that shows on the right of the elements there,  mirror the other copy and position on the right.

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

Paste element 1, resize 50%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9 above the tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  21, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 13% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  16, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 11% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

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

Paste element  3, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  24, resize 16%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, 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.







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