Saying Thank You

5:00 AM

A few weeks ago, a sweet regular customer at my Starbucks store surprised me with a gorgeous Hello Kitty purse! I was so touched by the thoughtful gesture (I LOVE Hello Kitty), and my adorable new purse! I wanted to thank her in a special way, so I made a fun thank you card.

(Disclaimer: These are crummy cell phone photos)

To make the altered cup, I used two 8 oz. hot cups from Starbucks. I cut one apart so I could use it to trace a template to cover the original cup.

To alter and decorate my cup, I used the Twirly Girly line from Chickaniddy. It has lots of cute tea/coffee cup motifs throughout the collection, so I thought it would be perfect!

I whipped together a quick gift card holder, and added a hand-written note of thanks to put in the cup. I'm super happy with the way it turned out! I don't normally do altered projects, but I couldn't think of a better way for a crafty barista to say "Thank You"! It was so easy to make that I am sure I will be doing it again. And it was a big hit with the recipient and my coworkers! 

PS: Here is my cute purse! :)

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  1. Wow, what a cute purse! The thank you card tucked away in a Starbucks cup was a brilliant idea. I'm sure she's going to love it :)

  2. This is a fun idea for saying thank you Allie, and your new purse is so cute!!



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