Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Business Spotlight: A Work of Heart by Cari

This month's Business Spotlight feature is sharing a bit about Cari Redondo from A Work of Heart by Cari!


We sent some questions to Cari to get to know a little bit about her and her business.  She offers graphic design, specializing in custom handmade wedding invitations and accessories.

CutCardStock: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Cari I enjoy making people happy, being creative, photography, hiking and walking. I work from home, which allows me flexibility to be a stay at home mom and wife. If I had to choose a theme song for my life, it would be "Add to the Beauty" by Sara Groves.

CutCardStock:  How has your business evolved?
Cari:  My business originated as a craft-oriented business; I crocheted items and made soap. It swung to graphic design when I gave a customer a business card that I had made with the afghan she purchased from me. She asked me to make business cards for her; not long after, I was referred to two different people as someone who might be able to make wedding invitations. At present, graphic design/web/social media work for small businesses and organizations take almost as much time as weddings.

CutCardStock:  What is your favorite part of business?
Cari:  Whenever a client tells me that they've received compliments on my work! I also love when a bride sees her finished invitations and "it becomes so real."

CutCardStock:  What is your favorite CutCardStock product?
Cari:  Any cardstock with fun textures, like glitter, wood-grain finish, etc.

CutCardStock:  What bit of advice could you offer to someone starting their own business?
Cari:  Don't try to expand too quickly. Build as you are able, focusing on providing high-quality products to your customers. 

Speed round fun questions....
Mountains or Beach?  Mountains.
Coffee or Tea?  Tea
Pie or Cake?  Cake
Phone call or text?  Text. 
Email or Snail mail?  I love the convenience of email, but nothing beats getting snail mail :)

Thanks for playing along with us Cari!  

Here are some pictures from A Work of Heart by Cari.  Be sure to check out A Work of Heart by Cari on the web!




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