Brighten Up With Our “Colorist” Collection!

The February sun is shining down on Hot Off The Press today, and I could’ve swore I felt the tiniest twitch of spring fever. Not full-blown-can’t-focus-must-clean-my-house spring fever. Just a pinch. Enough to remind me that, eventually, winter will give way to springtime.

To shake off some of the winter grays, I’m sharing our new Colorist Collection with you! The 12″x12″ paper pack features black and white outline artwork on one side, with vibrantly colored, dotted patterns on the other! These are some of the most versatile papers for papercrafters EVER! The black and white motif, contrasted against the bold colors and simple polka dots allows these papers to really travel through the seasons.

Below, Gail’s adorable easel card was covered with Colorist papers, and her framed robin focal (cut from the Feathered Friends Colorist book) was colored in with Spectrum Noir™ markers. I love how she used a ribbon bow to prop up her card front! And the floral background paper inside is so striking when left black and white! Click on the card for Gail’s supplies and instructions.


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Susan’s card below features Colorist Scrapbooking Dazzles™ stickers, and I love the look of this card! For her greeting, she simply placed the Dazzles™ “Celebrate…” sticker onto matted Colorist papers. The flowers were made by placing Dazzles™ flower stickers onto Double-Sided Adhesive. She covered the adhesive with Crystal Micro Glitter, and backed the flowers with Colorist papers for beautiful sparkle and shine! Click her card for more details.


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Here’s a scrapbook page that LeNae created using Colorist papers, Colorist Scrapbooking Dazzles™ and Colorist ribbon. You can color these papers any way you like. Use markers, colored pencils, chalk, ink, anything… and make it your own! 🙂


Designed by LeNae Gerig


This last card easily makes my “Top 10” list—take a look! LeNae has covered a Center Step card with Colorist papers that she colored in with ArtGrip Watercolor Pencils. The focal is Florals for Colorists Paper Tole which is a quick and easy way to get a gorgeous, playful look like this! You can click on the card for supplies and instructions.

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This paper pack is a natural choice for Easter (and beyond)! Click any of the products below for more info (and more project ideas too!)


Thanks for stopping by! 😀


Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog


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10 responses to “Brighten Up With Our “Colorist” Collection!”

  1. Kathy Serrahn says:

    awesome projects

  2. Valerie Breingan says:

    These are AMAZING. What a fun set.Thank you for SHARING

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      You’re very welcome! Adorable card! I just love those little ladybugs peeking out. See? You must be getting the early spring fever too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Cynthia S says:

    I just received my Colorist collection and have already started enjoying it on a few projects. This is a fun new trend for papercrafters.

  4. Jo-Anne says:

    I love it!!! BTW, Michelle, everyone in New York wishes we had a little pinch of spring fever! We are having our 2nd major snow storm in the last 2 weeks!! Yikes!

  5. Sam Burnett says:

    Michelle – great projects. I’m wondering if the black & white images would work if I wanted to apply foil to them with the MINC laminator and foil?

    • Michelle Gustafson says:

      Hi Sam! We don’t carry the MINC machine, so you’d have to give it a try. You could test it on any HOTP paper you might have. If it works, then it should work for Colorist papers since our paper packs are all 80# paper from the same manufacturer. Hope this helps! 🙂

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