What you need:
Tube of choice, I used artwork by Elias Chatzoudis
Scrapkit of choice, I used "Santa's Kingdom" by NLD
*This is a bit pricey compared to some kits, but well worth it.
However any scrap kit or elements you may have on hand will work just as well.

Font of choice, I used defatted milk
Graphic Program of choice, I use PSPX2
Animation Shop 

Snowglobe, created by me
Animated Snow

*The snow globe is fixed, and is available in PSD, PSPImage and individual PNG files*

Let's begin!

1. Open all of your supplies

2. Open your snowglobe image
Adjust canvas size to 600x600 pixels
*You can trim it down later
(Go to Image>Canvas Size>600x600)
Select the Background layer of the snowglobe
C/P as a new selection onto a color, paper or gradient of choice
Promote Background layer
Crop to selection
C/P the new background on above the old one in the template
Delete the old layer
If you need to adjust the position, simply de-select the glass bubble and light reflect layers to easily move it around
This may take a couple tries to get it right

3. Once the background is in place, you can begin to build your snowglobe scene
You will need re-size the elements many times to get the to fit perfectly inside the globe itself
Add drop shadows to give the appearance of depth
Once you have the outdoor scene built, C/P the tube of choice above the background layer
Trim as needed or re-size
*Add copyright info and name now*

Once you are ready to add the snow, create a new raster layer above the tube layer
Now go back down to your background layer and using your magic wand, with the "Match Mode" set to "none", select the circle background
Now highlight the new raster layer above the tube layer you just created

Open Animation Shop

*We will now begin the animated portion of this tutorial*

4. Open the animated snow included or one of your choice
Copy the first frame and paste it as a new image into PSP
Using your flood fill tool, add it to the selection on the blank layer above the tube
Save as frame 1
Go back to PSP and hit the undo button until just the blank layer is selected again with the dancing ants
Go back into animation shop and Copy the second frame
Repeat these steps until you have created the exact amount of frames as the animated snow

5. Using your animation wizard, open all of the finished frames you created
Select the speed, I used 10
Press play, and if you are happy with the speed save and you are done!

This tutorial was created on Dec. 15, 2009 at 1:50 AM by Pimp'd Tagz