This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2015. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without my written permission.

This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of PSP and AS. The tag can be done without animation also.

Scrap kit is by Magic Creationz called Magical Christmas and is available at The Enchanted Art HERE.
The animation is by SophisticatSimone and is available at CDO HERE
The mask is FTU from Rachel Designs and you can get it HERE It's Set 58, mask 1
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and Greg's Factory Output Vol II - Pool Shadow, you can get those HERE


Install your plugin before beginning
Put the mask in your masks folder
Open Template 1
Shift D to duplicate and then close the original
If you are not animating the tag, you can delete the white background layer
You can resize later if you wish
Add a new raster layer above the background layer and flood fill with #5e730d
Load your mask with source luminance, fit to canvas and hide all mask checked
Merge group
Adjust, blur, gaussian blur, 8
Delete layers 3 and 6
Activate the bottom circle layer
With your magic wand click inside the circle
Flood fill with #ae0f13
Effects, 3D effects, inner bevel:

Deselect
Move up one layer and activate it
Click inside the circle with your magic wand
Open paper 4, copy and close
Edit, paste into selection
Deselect
Move up one layer and activate it
Click inside the ring with your magic wand
Flood fill with #5e730d
Effects, plugins, Greg's Factory Output Vol II, Pool Shadow
Use the default settings except change intensity to 87
Effects 3D effects, Inner Bevel - same settings as before
Deselect
Move up one layer and activate it
With your magic wand, click inside the rectangle
Open paper 6, copy and close
Edit, paste into selection
Effects, 3D effects, Inner Bevel - same settings as before
Deselect
Open element 53, resize to 130 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Rotate it left 90 and move to the top of the tag
Open element 17, resize to 90 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the left side
Move up one layer and activate it
With your magic wand click inside the rectangle
Open paper 3, copy, close and and paste into selection
Change the properties from soft light to normal, 70%
Effects, 3D effects, Inner Bevel - same as before
Deselect
Open element 35, resize to 350 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the right - it replaces the rectangle layer 6 that was there before we deleted it!
Open element 51, resize to 70 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move over the window frame
Open element 6, resize to 100 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move so it's on the right side of the window sill
Open element 5, resize quite small and put it on the window sill in front of the candles
Open element 19, resize to 275 width and move to the right - beside and overlapping the ladder just a bit
Open element 15, resize to 160 width and move down a bit and to the right - mostly in front of the window
Open element 16, resize to 190 width and move down and to the left, beside the reindeer
Open element 1, resize to 145 width and move down and to the left besie the reindeer's tummy
Open element 7, resize to 155 width and move down in front of the reindeer
Open element 25, flip horizontal (mirror), resize to 160 width and move so the dog's back legs are on Santa's knee
Open element 4, resize to 140 width and move down in front of Santa
Open element 10, resize to 155 width and move down in front of the other packages
Go through your layers and add drop shadows
I used 0, 3, 30, 6, black
Add your watermark
For my text, I used Fabulous 50's, #ae0f13
Convert to raster
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow:
On the color tab, choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
If you are not animating, merge visible, resize if you want, and save as a png file
For the animation....
Starting with the layer below the window layer, merge down to and including the white background layer
Copy this merged layer and go to AS
Right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 23 frames and then minimize for now
Open animation 442 (the mng file), from SophisticatSimone's package 148
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation and choose 440 pixels wide
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - always frame 1
Position the animation just below the holly and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP
Close the eye on the merged bottom layer
Click any other layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 23 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position and click once to set in place
If you wish to resize your tag, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tut!
tagcatz