MaterialWhirlCollage

Collages and greeting cards from recycled materials

Poinciana, Florida · 66 Sales

MaterialWhirlCollage

Collages and greeting cards from recycled materials

Poinciana, Florida 66 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(39)

Announcement   My shop features vintage items from my own personal collection, and small (approximately postcard size) handmade paper collages, each original and unique and 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. Most of the collages listed here can also be affixed to blank note cards (white or ivory, with matching envelope) or mounted on a 5 x 7" color-coordinated mat card.

I'm also happy to make available larger professionally printed reproductions of my own collages, in standard sizes suitable for framing, professionally printed note cards, and the occasional photograph.

In addition, handwoven shawls and scarves made personally by me will occasionally be listed.

Check my profile page for a list of the teams I'm in. Every one of them is a great group of people!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 8, 2017

My shop features vintage items from my own personal collection, and small (approximately postcard size) handmade paper collages, each original and unique and 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. Most of the collages listed here can also be affixed to blank note cards (white or ivory, with matching envelope) or mounted on a 5 x 7" color-coordinated mat card.

I'm also happy to make available larger professionally printed reproductions of my own collages, in standard sizes suitable for framing, professionally printed note cards, and the occasional photograph.

In addition, handwoven shawls and scarves made personally by me will occasionally be listed.

Check my profile page for a list of the teams I'm in. Every one of them is a great group of people!

Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(39)
Sandi

Sandi on Nov 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this card - can't wait to send it to my sneaky santa giftee!

Brittany Guay

Brittany Guay on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I wish I could give a better rating to an even better guy. He's friendly, nice, talented, but most importantly he's compassionate towards others. I can't thank you enough for how generous and kind you were towards me and my dog. Everyone loves their thank you cards. Love, Brittany and Luna

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Updates

Found a great box of postcards from my 1979 trip to England and Scotland, and have started to list them in my shop - hope you all check them out soon!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2017
Welcome to The Material Whirl, a collection of small collages made entirely from recycled paper! Each collage sold on Etsy, whether as a greeting card or suitable for framing, is an original one-of-a-kind work, unless specifically identified as a photo reproduction. Photo reproductions are of my own original collages, and are generally not listed for sale until the original has been sold, although I am happy to list other reproductions or notecards upon request.

The Material Whirl project was started in January of 2010, and a more complete view of the collection can be found online at http://thematerialwhirl.wordpress.com. If you are interested in purchasing any of the other collages not currently listed here, please contact me, and I will be happy to create a listing for you. If the original collage is listed on the blog as having been sold or donated, note cards or prints of the image can also be created for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
Accepted payment is PayPal from all buyers, and money orders from U.S. buyers only. Payments by PayPal are expected within one week of the sale, and money orders within two, or the sale is considered to be cancelled, however I will not cancel any order without first attempting to get in touch with you. Payment can also be made by credit card via Etsy's direct payment program.
Shipping
Domestic purchases are shipped via USPS first class mail unless another form of shipping is agreed upon by convo PRIOR to making the purchase. International orders are mailed via USPS First Class Mail International. Small envelopes containing individual cards are mailed within a day or two. Large envelopes, packages, and priority mail (by request) are taken to the post office once a week, generally on Monday.

International buyers -- I will mail the small collages in envelopes that look like they are greeting cards, but any customs fees charged in other countries are the responsibility of the buyer. If you have other requests regarding packaging or mailing, please place those instructions in the comment section of your purchase, or convo me immediately after.

Please see the Refund Policy section for info on items that are damaged in transit or do not arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
Not liking the item -- I hope you are delighted with your purchases and never feel the need to return anything! However, should you be displeased with any item, I will accept a return for refund within two weeks of receipt if you convo me to let me know it's coming back. The item must be in the original condition, and greeting cards must still be in their original cellophane sleeves with the envelope. Please note that my vintage items are things that have been laying around my own house -- none of them have been preserved in any special "collectible" manner, and none will ever be described as "Mint", so please read listings carefully to ascertain the condition of vintage items -- if you are looking for mint condition collectibles, I'm not the seller for you!

For returns due to not liking, I will refund only the original purchase price, not the original shipping or the cost of returning the item to me.

Damaged in transit -- please return the damaged item to me, and I will refund your entire cost, including the original shipping cost and the cost of returning the item to me. If a flat item had been sent to you with cardboard stiffening around it, please return it in the same way. Please note that for art reproductions, and vintage ads and magazines, the term "damage" refers to tears and creases NOT NOTED IN THE ORIGINAL LISTING.

Lost in transit -- in my shop under Supplies and Services, there is a $1.00 item that adds USPS tracking confirmation to your envelope for U.S. buyers only. If a tracked item is lost in transit for more than two weeks, I will give you a full refund including your shipping cost. There are no refunds for "lost in transit" individual cards or collages for which tracking was not purchased. Regrettably, the only way to track international items is by Registered Mail. I'll be happy to discuss that with you, but honestly, the cost of it far exceeds the value of anything I sell!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in photo reproduction greeting cards of any of my collages in larger quantity, please convo me to discuss production and shipping costs. You may also license the original digital images. I do request that you respect the copyright of my art, and not use the digital images without proper compensation and attribution. Thank you!