Thursday, December 4, 2014

Collage.com Aluminum Print #Giveaway! This is NICE!

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Today I have such a fun giveaway!! It seems that aluminum is all the rage right now, and I've totally and happily jumped on the bandwagon.

My family and I like to travel. It's fun to get out and about and see the sites. For most of the places we go, we bring home a nice souvenir to remember our visit. For Rome we brought home a book we purchased at the Colosseum, and while it's a nice book, it's not really something we get to see on display to remind us of our trip. So, when I saw that Collage.com has picture collages that they can put on aluminum, I immediately thought of Rome. I pulled down our photo album from the trip and let hubby pick out what pictures he'd like to have on the wall. 


There are a lot of edit options, and the layout to use them is very user-friendly!

The process of creating the collage was easy. The first thing I did was select a size. My aluminum print is an 11 x 14. It comes in five different sizes, starting at 8 x 10 and ending at 20 x 30. The next step was to select my pictures. You can choose as many as you'd like that will fit comfortably on the print. Then of course, as is typical with Collage.com, there are ample and very considerate features to play around with. You can choose a collage shape (there are so many to choose from!), choose how and where to place your photos (or choose 'random'), select from one of many backgrounds, and you can add titles. You can also zoom your photos in or out, overlap them, choose a filter, and choose whether or not to have one of the border options. Those are just a few of the considerations offered when making most any project at Collage.com, and one of the main reasons I love working with them so, when it comes to photo projects.

Our finished product makes me very, very happy. 

Another reason I like Collage.com, and this aluminum print project, is quality!! This is a very nice quality on the finished project. The pictures are glossy and if you didn't know better, you'd swear it was glass! That was my impression of it, anyway, but it's far easier to clean than glass, way more durable (aluminum is not going to shatter), and the pictures came out so nice. 

The Black & White photo came out just as sharp as the color pictures did.

The overcast photo (that we deliberately selected because it really embodied
the 'feel' of our trip) even turned out so very sharp in appearance!
Well done, Collage.com!
Notice there are not many people in St. Peter's Square.
If it were sunny out there would have been tons!

My husband opted for quite the mix of photo types. You can see in the examples above that the black and white turned out just as sharp as the color, and the 'rainy day' photo that was overcast, of St. Peter's Square printed nicely too (no easy feat with an overcast photo). Most people probably wouldn't select the rainy-day photos, but to us they were indicative of the feel of our trip. It rained every day we were in Rome, except the last day. We loved our trip, rain or no rain, but the constant drizzle added to the 'romantic feel' of the city, if you will. It was just nice.

That being said, when the sun came out...Rome came to life! The Spanish steps that were previously empty were packed with people, the Trevi Fountain suddenly had many, many visitors, and the artists were lining the sidewalks everywhere we went, drawing or painting the scenery around them!

One other note really worth mentioning, is that the aluminum prints are so thin! I put a piece of notebook paper next to mine to gauge it, and the paper is thinner but not by a whole lot! 

There are two sturdy Styrofoam pieces on the back to guard your wall.
The top piece has a convenient opening that makes hanging it a breeze.

They aluminum prints are also very easy to hang. The back has two sturdy Styrofoam pieces attached so that the aluminum does not scratch the wall. The top piece has a convenient cut in it that makes hanging it a breeze.

I could not have been happier with the Collage.com aluminum print. It's added such a wonderful touch to our library, and I just want to look at it every time I go in the room. The prices on these vary depending on the size. The 11 x 14 size I selected runs $84.99, and it is worth every penny.

If you would like to get one of these for a holiday gift, the deadline to order and have it shipped in time for Christmas is 12/10.  That being said, I'm going to put up a flash giveaway that will end 12/8! That will give you a VERY short time to get your print made and ordered if you want it by the holiday, but if it is a gift, it will be so worth it to take that time to make it (note, you can pay extra for expedited shipping if you decide to/can't order by the 10th).  If you enter, be on the lookout for my winning e-mail, in case you win. Rafflecopter will randomly draw a winner at midnight on the 8th and then you'll have to order it by the end of the business day on the 10th in order to get it shipped in time (standard shipping). If it's NOT a gift, then you'll have no rush to use your code.

You can learn more about Collage.com by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

85 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea. You have me thinking now. Thinking, thinking, thinking...

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  2. Brilliant idea indeed. Me thinking too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. I love collages and always have. I made the husband many a collage-d cd case when we were dating. My kids are developing the same love, we spend many an afternoon cutting up my magazines and gluing them places.

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  4. That is pretty sweet. I have always loved collages!

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  5. That would make a great gift for someone. Turned out really nice.

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  6. I think the fact it is so easy to set up is great. I have some ideas a working now.

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  7. I love that they have photo blankets!

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  8. I like the quality of the collage! And the styrofoam on the back to protect the wall.

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  9. This is such a great product. Having one picture is neat but having a collage to hang is pretty awesome.

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  10. Aluminum prints are amazing. I had no idea until I got one. These would be a fantastic gift!

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    1. I had no idea they even existed until I read this post. I'm ordering one.

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  11. Oh wow we've never had any aluminum prints before but I reckon they would last much better than just paper! So cool!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  12. That's about the coolest thing I've ever seen. I can't believe they can get pictures onto a sheet of metal like that. Uber cool.

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  13. I love the different shapes and they also do wrapping paper now

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  14. Collages are the best. I love having many different photos to look at.

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  15. I love that they are styrofoam backed to protect the wall! What a great, even if unseen, feature!

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  16. I love these, they make great gifts for the grandparents.

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  17. Wow that came out really nice. I love how easy it is to hang up.

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  18. I've never seen that before, but it's very nice.

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  19. An awesome idea for a gift indeed

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  20. Oh wow! I had a friend who did her daughter's pictures on Aluminum and I thought it was so neat. I'm gonna look into this for family pictures coming up!

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  21. How cute, I need to give this to a few family members. I love unique gift ideas.

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  22. They have over 300 shapes to choose from and right now they have a 40% off deal!

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  23. I learned that they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Awesome!

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  24. Your collage turned out so beautiful! What a lovely way to get to relive your trip every time you look at it!

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  25. This is a really neat idea. I have not heard of this before. I need to pull out some pictures.

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  26. I love the custom photo blanket from collage.com, personalized gifts are so much nicer! And I love reliving my vacations too! :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  27. That is really awesome. What a great gift idea!

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  28. My sister made a couple of these for my parents and I absolutely love them. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  29. This is so nice! I would love one for above my fireplace. I also learned that they sell other neat products like photo blankets!

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  30. Great giveaway. This would be a great gift to give a family member - making a collage for them.

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  31. So cool to print on metal! I have some prints on glass that I love!

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  32. I love how different this is and it would be so lightweight and you do not need a frame. Awesome!

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  33. Sign me up! That is one beautiful piece to display in your home.

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  34. thats really pretty. I have a skyline pic of NYC from a recent trip that would look really good like this

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  35. I like that there are so many shapes you can get collages in!

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  36. What a gorgeous gift! I want to make one of the family for our living room!

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  37. Visited and learned they have wonderful Velveteen blankets.

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  38. This is such a cool idea. There are so many great photos you could do like this.

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  39. This is such an awesome idea! I would love to display something like this in my house!

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  40. What a neat way to get prints done, so unique. Love all the different shapes and design options.

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  41. I love prints. Never seen them on aluminum. Cute!

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  42. Those are so cool. I've never seen anything like it!

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  43. Great idea! I always feel nervous with glass in my picture frames when the kids are jumping and bumping around. This is a perfect alternative.

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  44. I've never seen the aluminum before, but it looks great!!

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  45. Wow those are really nice and a great way to commemorate my travels.

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  46. What a cool way to create a collage. imagine the possibilities

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  47. I have never heard of an aluminum print before. That's crazy that it's barely thicker than a piece of paper!

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  48. That looks pretty cool. I'll bet it looks even better in person!

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  49. Looks like a fantastic gift idea ... and a great way to memorialize an amazing trip

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  50. What a lovely collage! That's a great gift idea for the holidays. :)

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  51. you can customize after you upload. The blankets look nice too.

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  52. Such a great idea for the holidays, this would be a perfect gift!

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  53. I need to have some new family photos done so that I can make a collage. Great giveaway.

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  54. That's great. I have a couple aluminum prints but they are single pics. I didn't realize there was a place that offered collages on aluminum!

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  55. What a cool way to share your memories. I like that they have so many different products available to choose from. Very cool.

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  56. What a great collage! This would be a good gift.

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  57. This is a beautiful collage. Nice for Christmas gift giving.

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  58. Fascinating idea. I wouldn't have been able to tell it was aluminum frame. Cool

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  59. I am definitely entering this giveaway. I think it would make such a nice present for my brother. I'd put a nice collage of my nephew on it. I visited the site and learned that you can choose from over 300 shapes when making a collage. Very cool!

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  60. These are really neat. A nice gift for someone who has lots of travel photos.

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  61. I think the photo blankets would make great gifts

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  62. They have backings to protect the wall.

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  63. This is really cool! I know a few folks on my Christmas list that would appreciate one or these!

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  64. I love the photo blanket. I will need to remember about that for when my daughter graduates High School and maybe another one for my Mom for one of her birthdays.
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  65. I learned that you can get a Custom Photo Blanket.

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  66. I really would like the photo books.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  67. I looked around and what I found that I liked the most was the beach towel. I think it's really cool to have a beach towel that could show all the place you have went on vacation.

    denice p
    doozercries at yahoo dot com

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  68. i learned that you can customize your print

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  69. I love the personalized blankets you can make on their site. My boys always want to be cuddled up in a blanket when watching a movie.

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  70. Really great gift idea for those that are hard to buy for. I know a few of those people

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  71. I like the bamboo photo prints. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. love that they are styrofoam backed to protect the wall

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  73. This is really neat! I love this idea and what a fabulous thing to host a giveaway for this holiday season! I have not yet heard of this so it's a new concept for me to go check out. Thanks!

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  74. That is really awesome! Looks like a great giveaway as well.

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  75. This is a great gift idea for my mom. I'd love to do a collage of all her grandchildren for her.

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  76. awesome gift idea! thanks for sharing

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