Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and welcome to our Olympic Blog Hop.  This a great way for us crafters to show our support for TEAM USA.  We are proud of everyone that has given their time and determination to become the best of the best and compete at the highest level.  I hope you all will find some inspiration with our fun projects.

You should have arrived here from Erica and My Cricut Craft Room.  If not, start there and visit all the stops along the way. 

Last week I showed a party invitation for the night of opening ceremonies.  Now I needed to add some party favors.  Only problem is that they had to be small and travel on a motorcycle to our party place.  I decided to build cupcake toppers, or more like M&M bowl favors. 

I started with George and Basic Shapes to cut out my rings.  I cut circles at 3/4 of an inch and then used a 5/8 punch to cut out the centers.  Trying to put 3D foam dots on the back was not my best idea.  Very long process.

I then used Sports Mania to grab the team and Stand and Salute for the USA.  The words are covered in red stickles.

I used Heritage for the gold, Pink Journey to get for and the Soccer Solutions cartridge for the GO.  I'm really glad that I'm able to hide the parts of the cut I don't need.  I sure had to search around a lot for the right parts and pieces. 

The base of the toppers is from Elegant Edges.  I kept trying to get the Olympic rings to fit in a circle topper and finally had to concede that it wasn't going to happen. 

The stick is some 1/8 inch dowels that are cut in half.  I secured them onto the tags with some terrifically tacky tape.  Then used three layers of foam tape between the front and back labels. 

Here are my three versions. 

I hope this inspires you to create something to cheer on our USA Olympic Athletes.  GO USA!!!!

There are more stops along the way.  Here is a complete list of stops if you get sidetracked along the way.  Erica has blog candy at the end so be sure to make all the stops. 


  1. What a fun party deco. TFS.
    Yum M&Ms.
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  2. Oh, my gosh! How super cute! I am going to make these for my kids when we watch the opening ceremonies tonight!!! So fun!

    Thank you for a great blog hop!

  3. I was sidetracked by the M&Ms but really love your project.

  4. what fun an olympic party@@

  5. I think this is a great idea and could make a fun centerpiece. Thanks for sharing

  6. Now I see where the rest of the M&M's are! But I know "the rest of the story"! Super cute centerpiece idea!
    MCCR DT sis

  7. I was side tracked too by the m&ms, i am a chocoholic:) great project!!

  8. Awesome project. Nicely done.

  9. Great job, love the Olympic rings!

  10. Love the signs!!! Rings are perfect!

  11. What a cute project idea! :)


  12. Great idea! Love all the different signs. TFS.

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