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This is the last in a series of 7 original collages containing inspirational messages. It is a 4" x 6" one-of-a-kind traditional paper collage, made using entirely recycled paper, on a backing of cereal box cardboard. The message reads, "You will have more triumphs than troubles." The collage is titled, initialed and dated on the back, and will be mailed in a protective clear plastic sleeve with an additional rigid cardboard insert.

This collage is perfectly sized to be matted for a standard 5 x 7" frame, or used as the front of a homemade greeting card. (Convo me if you are interested in having me do that for you.) The second photo shows an example of what a collage of this size looks like framed. Also blank enough on the back to be used as a postcard.

Shipping is listed to the U.S. and Canada. Buyers from other locations please contact me for postage info prior to purchasing.

NOTE: The copyright watermark is for the protection of the digital image. It is not present on the actual collage.


The Material Whirl is a collection of handmade traditional paper collages by Florida artist Matthew Hoffman. Each collage is made entirely from recycled paper including magazines, advertising, and dry packaging materials. Wrinkles, creases, odd cuts, and ragged edges add to the unique appeal of this process. Each collage is suitable for framing or affixing to a blank notecard; some (but not all) are blank enough on the back to be mailed as postcards. See the entire collection on my blog at http://materialwhirl.posterous.com, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you see others that you would like listed on Etsy, or to discuss permission to use one of the digital images.

The Material Whirl © Matthew Hoffman, Poinciana, FL.

paper collage for framing or notecard Seven Days of Inspiration, Day 7 - original handmade OOAK from recycled materials


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, cardstock, old photos, cardboard, vintage paper, ephemera, magazines, advertising, dry food packaging, torn paper
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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