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Something different, but still cute

It’s been a wonderful few months filled with some out of the ordinary maps and requests. Amongst many wonderful ideas were a Cute Path version of a table plan, a wedding map inside the fascinating Eden Project biomes and a table plan full of pubs…

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We are really excited to launch our fabulous new Cute Maps website, come have a look at what we’ve done! You’ll find a fresh new interface full of informative links explaining the bespoke services we can offer for your special day. Inside, the streamlined navigation system makes it easier to locate the best design service for your event and descriptions of the range on offer.

If it’s your first time visiting the site, you may like browsing our Gallery. It’s a good way to see the types of designs we have created for previous clients. In our Cute Maps Shop you can also browse the All Products tab. Here it shows all the different types of bespoke products we can create for you, explaining the specifics of the designs and how we work with you to create your ideal design.

Among the changes, the site now also includes a separate page for Business Maps. Here you can see previous projects we have done for businesses making bespoke maps for special events, illustrations to use in their print-based promotions, website illustrations and ‘How to find us’ maps. Cute Maps is also very popular with educational bodies wanting to introduce students and visitors to the campus and nearby sites they’ll want to visit in the local area.

We also offer the option to purchase prints of designs from our archives. This is great for people wanting a keepsake for their family to remember the amazing wedding they’d attended or maybe as a gift to the bride and groom on their anniversary. Cute Maps is able to get the design printed, framed and posted over ready-to-hang for a great personalized gift. You’ve also the option to create a bespoke gift from scratch. A good example is the Cute Path Gift Maps, a highly customized design that illustrates an important journey you want to remember. If you are local to Milton Keynes, you can also pop over to the MK Shop for our most popular collection of gifts, an affordable option for a quality present or keepsake.

There is so much to explore! With a gallery bulging with examples of the seven hundred maps we have created over the years, testimonials from previous clients and clear descriptions of our services, it’s now even easier to make your decision and place an order in confidence.

And of course, if you just fancy a nice blog to read on your lunch break, have a peruse of our Cute Maps Blog right here! We have some really exciting projects in the works that we keep you up-to-date on here, on our Facebook and Twitter pages so it’s easy to keep connected. As you’ll see we share news on recent weddings we feature in and also share staff picks on upcoming trends and festive events!

We really hope you enjoy the new site, make sure to let us know your thoughts!

The British Wedding Awards 2016

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We’re really pleased to announce that Cute Maps  is a finalist  in the 2016 British Wedding Awards! After 5 years and almost 900 maps it would be  amazing  to win this recognition. So if you appreciate our work it would be really appreciated if you could vote for us on the link below before 14th December 2015. Please remember to get to the end of the voting  and fill in your name and email for your vote to count.  Thank you so much!!

http://www.weddingideasmag.com/the-british-wedding-awards-2016/

Launch of the Milton Keynes Cute Shop!

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This week Cute Maps delivers its charming and detailed illustrated map of the city to the MK community and public beyond. This delightful representation of the sites and attractions of this contemporary town is sure to capture the attention of MKphiles and tourists alike. You can view and purchase them through the Cute Maps website http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/product-category/milton-keynes-shop/. The comprehensive design includes landmarks as recent as the Leaping Man Statue to soon-to-be-missed iconic The Point. Stickmen cycle Dansteed Way, wakeboard Willen Lake, fish on Furzton Lake and shear the sheep in the surrounding farmland. The cutting edge architecture of MK Theatre, Intu, Stadium MK & Oxley Park Eco Houses cutely sit amongst the treasured historical landmarks of Bletchley Park, Bradwell Abbey, Walton Hall & Great Linford Manor amongst many, many others.

Milton Keynes is Director Sheree’s home town. Sheree recently relocated back to MK where she felt inspired to create a detailed ‘Cute’ depiction of the visionary city. Milton Keynes is very close to Sheree’s heart and she has loved creating this map! The Milton Keynes ‘Cute Map’ marks Sheree’s first comprehensive map design of a town or city.

The Milton Keynes Cute Map is currently available as an A4 Mounted Print – great wall art for all MKphiles out there! And more practically as a cotton tea towel. These are available to buy at http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/product-category/milton-keynes-shop/ alongside matching note cards, where you can scribble down your messages to friends and loved ones  to  a backdrop of our cute & wonderful Milton Keynes landmarks, and mini framed MK motifs in a brushed silver chunky frame: the cutest of all Milton Keynes collectibles! Available  as single  frames or a set of three landmarks.

I’m sure you’ll agree that they are in fact, very cute indeed! Head over to the shop now to get your hands on your very own MK memento!
http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/product-category/milton-keynes-shop/

 

Cute Map Table Plans for your big day!

At Cute Maps, we do so many exciting bespoke Wedding Stationary products; Cute Map Wedding Invites, Save the Dates, magnets, place cards, menus… (and loads more!) but one of our personal  favorites   are our Table Plans.

We can create them in either A2 or A1 size, in foam board for a lovely durable professional finish, or on thick printed paper which are ideal for you lucky ones who are jetting off for your wedding. These can be rolled up and popped into your case, so you don’t have to struggle with foam board!

It is because our Table Plans are large which means that we can get quite a bit of detail on there. This really gives you the opportunity to go wild with your design ideas to create a show stopping one off piece!

We offer three types of Table Plan, each one an extremely stylish way to show your guests to their seats:

Cute Map Table Plans 
Name your tables after your favourite places, bars, attractions or anything you can think of! Where you met, where he proposed, your first date…ideas are endless. These Cute Maps are designed from scratch to depict any special map you have in mind. From £170 for A1 and A1 printed paper.

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Standard Table Plans
These simple but cute table plans include motifs of  your choice at the top of the design. You can  use either existing cute motifs taken from your Cute Map design, or we are happy to design a small venue motif for you. From £65 for A2 printed paper.

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Custom Designed Table Plans
If you’d like individual images for each table, we can create a custom design for you. We’ve created Gin  Bars, Tube Maps and all sorts of table plans for previous customers. We love to hear your  ideas, so if you have something in mind please get in touch  and we’ll send  you a quote.

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Why not check out our page here http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/product/table-plans/ and take a look through our gallery to give you some ideas on where to start and what your Cute Map Table Plan could look like, and hey, it always makes a lovely piece of keep sake art work for after the wedding too 🙂

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New Product Alert!

OMG how exciting.. We have a new product at Cute Maps! It’s so hot off the press that it’s not even on the site yet, so read on for exclusive info on ‘The Journey Map’.

So, like our Gift Maps, this indeed makes a gorgeous custom made, personal gift. But these are totally based on ‘a journey’, whatever weird, wonderful, glorious happy thing that may be. The Journey Map can contain a lot more detail than the Gift Map, which is based on a background of a curly path travelling from January right through to December, so you can document A WHOLE YEAR in an extremely cute, fun and colourful way. We can include buildings, landmarks, milestones, achievements, fun days, text, descriptions… so much! As well as a very fetching cute cartoon take on whoever the Journey Map is dedicated to.

This really would make an amazing gift for anytime of year or occasion, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, you name it, we’ll design it! Utterly personal and totally bespoke to your information and specifications. What better way to document your memories? We hope you love them as much as we do!

Web page coming soon, but prices start at £160 for your custom made design. Just drop us an email at info@cutemaps.co.uk with any queries in the meantime and take a look at the fab design below!

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Local Business Alert! Get your print on with one69A

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This week were talking about getting creative with one69A. Oh the fun to be had when printing your own tshirts.

This is a really unique and totally not cheesy hen and stag idea where you and your fellow hens or stags can print t-shirts for the whole group, which will be ready to wear by the end of the workshop. We love alternative ideas at Cute Maps and this one not only gives you the opportunity to print your own bespoke tees that you keep, for like ever! But also lets you get creative with your group of chosen people and learn a few new skills.

Each workshop is tailored to suit your requirements and desired themes and they can they work with any group size.

These guys are totally mobile so as well as providing a central Manchester venue, they can also come to your location.

Get your print on!

To find out more, visit www.one69a.com / @one69a or email the printing gurusally@one69a.com

Cute Maps Christmas Shop Launch!

This is really exciting for us, as you can imagine! Our first EVER Cute Maps Christmas shop where you can purchase not only two wonderful personalised Christmas gifts: the Gift Map and Customised Calendar, but for the first time ever we have launched Custom Illustrated Christmas Cards and Gift Tags. Check out our new page here http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/cutechristmas.html

Our Cute Maps Gift Map is a truly wonderful personalised Christmas present. We are accustomed to receiving many weird and wonderful map concepts from ‘Our Journey Together’, ‘Our World Trip’ to ‘Our Road Rally’, so how about ‘Our First Christmas’? We’d love to hear your ideas, so if you have something in mind just get in touch! We recommend up to approximately 5-6 locations on your Cute Maps, if you require more, just get in touch for a custom quote, we are very accommodating! Prices start at £120 for black and white or one colour, and order by the 8th December for delivery in time for Christmas. Click here to see more info http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/giftmap.html

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Another delightful option is our brand new Custom Illustrated Calendar, what better gift to keep your family and friends organised for 2015! A super cute bespoke custom illustrated calendar sitting pretty on its very own wooden easel! Each calendar consists of 12 individual postcards for each month, printed with illustrated head shots of your friends, family or pets on high quality textured card. The back of each card hosts a section for your personal notes. Each calendar can cater up to 6 characters including pets… what a great personalised pressie! Prices start at £13.00 for one. As a special treat we also have an amazing FREE SHIPPING offer on this item, which is usually £7.00, all you need to do is select ‘No Shipping’ from the delivery drop down box at the checkout page. Order ASAP to get your Christmas cards in time, but the last day to order for Christmas delivery on your cards is 10th December. Click here to see more info http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/calendar.html

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Continue the personalised theme by greeting your friends and family with Cute Maps Christmas cards including an mini illustrated you! Each of these cute cards can feature up to 6 custom illustrations of your family, friends or pets! All you have to do is send us photos of whoever you’d like to include with your order to info@cutemaps.co.ukand we will design away! Prices start at £18.00 for 20. Order ASAP to get your Christmas cards in time, but the last day to order for Christmas delivery on your cards is 10th December, FREE SHIPPING is also available on this item. Click on this link for more info http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/christmascards.html

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Why not match your special bespoke Christmas cards with personalised Gift Tags?! Make tagging your presents cute and easy with these custom Christmas tags. Each tag can feature a motif of your choice. All you need to do is view the pictures in the gallery to pick one, or why not use one of the characters that you’ve had previously designed from your custom calendar and Christmas card? Prices start at £8.00 for 24. The last day to order your tags is 16th December and FREE SHIPPING once again! Have a look at this link for more info and images http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/christmastags.html

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If you have any questions, just send us a little email and I’m sure we can put something great together for you… Merry Cute Christmas to all! And for more info just click here http://www.cutemaps.co.uk/cutechristmas.html

We Love Slattery’s Amazing Fantastic Wedding Cakes!

5_7925032On the Cute Maps blog we want to inform our followers of some amazing local businesses in and around Manchester. It’s so important to support local, and the businesses that we’ll feature truly are fantastic at what they do. We’re homing in on bespoke Wedding cakes today, which can be found at Slattery’s in Whitefield, Manchester.

Many of you from the area may have already visited this gorgeous building, for the purpose of experiencing it’s amazing café/dining area and splendid shop which first opened it’s doors over 40 years ago on Bury New Road, Whitefield. I, myself had a wonderful time in Masons Dining Room, supping one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever had (and yes, I am a connoisseur! The glass mug is coated with melted chocolate and then filled with hot milk, yum!) and munching gorgeous moist chocolate fudge cake, surrounded by ornate Tiffany lamps and the Grand piano.

It’s a little slice of heaven.

6_9591701However, its not exclusive to chocoholics (although, it helps!) The Dining Room offers breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas as well as drinks and cakes.

What you may not be aware of is their vast selection of wedding cakes on offer, all bespoke, based on your own ideas or something that you have seen displayed in the shop or their extensive portfolio of images. They also have a viewing window into the production area so you can see the cake decorators in action!

The chocolate finished cakes are just simply incredible; they can even incorporate chocolate which can be coloured to match your wedding theme, so yes, they can pick out details in a pink, violet or even blue chocolate! Imagine! Some of our favourites are the Ruffle cake and the Blache with flowers (the stripy milk and white chocolate cigarillos). All the chocolate wedding cakes are created using the highest quality Belgian chocolate. Most designs can be created in milk, white or dark chocolate or even a combination of different chocolates. They are show-stoppingly wonderful, this certainly would be the centre-piece on the big day!

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Traditional Iced Wedding cakes are of course part of the offering which can be altered and adapted to suit your colours and scheme, or a bespoke design can be created to cater specifically to your requirements. The novelty cakes are fabulous and just so skilfully crafted, as well as cupcakes, on-trend cake pops, edible wedding favours and cake toppers. There is a great selection of fillings too and you can mix it up within the layers, we like the sound of one chocolate filled, one vanilla with jam and butter cream, and one and lemon filled! (We’re not greedy at all.) See the images below to view some of Cute Maps faves.

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Whether or not you need a fantastical wedding cake, Slattery’s is an absolute must-visit, this is artisan chocolate and deliciousness  at it’s best. The shop serves a whole host of splendid treats which make wonderful gifts too. Check out their website at http://www.slattery.co.uk/

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Vote for our Blog! For the 2014 Wedding Blog Awards!

15_4984447Wedding Magazine are offering you the chance to vote for your favorite wedding bloggers! Simply fill out the form on the below link to nominate, and everyone who fills out their details will be entered into with the chance to win a Diamonfire jewellery set worth £80!

You can nominate more than once 🙂

Nominations close on Thursday 26th June…so it would be great if you could support us at Cute Maps! Follow the link below to vote!

http://www.weddingandweddingflowers.co.uk/blogawards/