For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Karen Anne Brady (I Do Believe tube) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Dear Santa by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me
Font of choice, I am using Believer Fever
Mask: WSLMask 84 links to masks are on the right sidebar
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy for font (optional)
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
open element 56 copy and paste as a new layer resize 80%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 12 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 55%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them
add your elements
element 123 resize 75% arrange on left side
element 28 resize 45% arrange under the tree on the left
element 132 resize 40% arrange to the right of the other presents
element 3 resize 40% arrange to the right of the other elements
element 78 resize 40% arrange to the right of and behind the drum layer
element 84 resize 45% arrange on bottom right corner
element 22 resize 40% arrange in front of presents
open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer above the white background
apply your mask, merge group
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save