Get to Know Caroline from Made Perfect in Love!
Meet Caroline, the face behind Made Perfect in Love! Caroline is a homeschooling mom to 4, a military wife, a farm mama, and a small business owner.
Specializing in sublimation transfers and digital designs, Made Perfect in Love also aims to help others start and grow their own small craft-related businesses. Their CF Fans page offers everything from awesome digital files to the inside scoop on how they run their business, and they are currently busy working on a course that teaches people to use their digital files and transfers to open their own craft businesses!
Check out our interview with Caroline below to learn more!
How would you describe your design style?
Fun, welcoming, bright, full of personality. We use a lot of bright colors. I enjoy watercolor and farmhouse. I might describe it as rustic meets modern. We often find ourselves putting a rustic spin on a modern trend or putting a modern spin on something rustic. I like to think we could be described as original!
How did you find your way to sublimation?
We started our craft business without any real plan (not recommended) but I had a Cricut, $20, and a bit of desperation. It was Christmas time and I quickly figured out that I could make Christmas gifts and sell them pretty easily. The problem was, my business died on December 26th. So, I started searching for a long-term solution to offering products that people wanted and not everyone sold. I stumbled on the term sublimation in a craft group on Facebook. And that person was making some cool stuff! They were making products that I didn’t even know could be made at home. And that was the beginning of my sublimation journey. I bought a printer, ink, and paper and never looked back!
How did you decide to make a living out of sublimation?
Starting a business was not something that happened to me overnight, it was something that I had wanted and been trying to do for years. I tried everything from MLM companies to Etsy because I desperately wanted to stay home with my children and contribute to our family financially. Sublimation allowed me to create products that sell and therefore income. My passion is helping other people do the same thing. Many people can’t afford the start-up fees for a printer and ink, but they can afford to purchase transfers. So, I started selling transfers to help others get started.
What tips do you recommend to get the most out of your sublimation projects?
- Enjoy the learning process!
- If you’re trying to sell products, choose a niche. It’s tempting to sell “all the things”.
- Be sure you have the recommended products and the correct substrate to press on.
What is the next thing you want to create or learn?
We are working on Sublimation Studio which will teach our customers to sublimate from start to finish. We’ll go over some business-related things we wish we would have done differently as well.