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Artifact Uprising: Off your device, into your life

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Mother's Day is next week but it's not too late to create a one of a kind photo gift she (or you) will treasure forever. Artifact Uprising is "Inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible" and aims to get your photos "off your device and into your life." I am guilty of snapping countless photos on my phone and then.... letting them sit there. I was inspired by the Artifact Uprising mission and created some photo gifts for Mother's Day.

Artifact Uprising recently launched a mobile app that makes creating photo gifts incredibly simple. Artifact Uprising provided me with a gift code to test the app and I admit that I put it off for a few days. Based on past experiences with photo books, I thought sitting down to pick and create and upload photos would be tedious and take lots of time. I couldn't have been more wrong. The app seamlessly imports Instagram photos - easily my favorite on my phone - to the app so you can scroll through to pick and choose ones to feature.

The first thing I created was a Softcover Instagram Photo Book of my favorite pictures from last year. It was actually nice to have an excuse to look back and reminisce about the captured memories. The app interface was extremely easy to use and had several cover layouts to pick from. Here's a screenshot of editing the cover.

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And here's the finished product - one for me, one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law.

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The Softcover book has a thick, textured eggshell cover and the interior pages are made with 100% recycled paper. The pages are matte finish and provide a sturdy and beautiful backdrop for the Instagram photos. The book measures 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches (and there is also a larger 8.5 inches square option). I opted for the minimum 40 page size, but you can add pages for an additional charge.

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The second gift I created was a set of 25 Instagram Square Photo Prints. The prints measure 5 inches square and are press printed on 120lb Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. They are stunning! I was excited to get the prints, but I'll be honest that I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them.

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Our guest bathroom downstairs has always been a little bit of a "fun" room, but lacked direction. It's hard to get creative in base housing, but it has a chalkboard accent wall (yes, in the bathroom!) and gray paint on the other 3 walls. I knew this light-hearted space was the perfect place to display our prints. I used some colorful washi tape to display them in rows of three on the biggest blank wall in the room. I am thrilled with the result! They look really cool and I plan to continue to order more prints every couple months to add to the display.

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The bathroom is so small that it is pretty much impossible to get a real photo of how the pictures look in the room. You'll just have to take my word that they look pretty awesome and are the perfect addition to the room.

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Shop! Today, May 3, is the last day to order from Artifact Uprising for Mother's Day delivery - just choose FedEx Express Ground Delivery. Check out these great Mother's Day gift options.

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Find Artifact Uprising in our Best in Tech Mother's Day Shopping Guide.

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