Graduation. End of the year. It’s almost here. Time for teacher appreciation gifts, commencement bouquets and graduation parties. ** Cue dollar store décor–that blessedly cheap haven of all things seasonal.** Well, seasonal and completely generic. Or not …. I figured if I only had a few bucks to throw towards celebrating I might as well jazz it up using vinyl scraps and my Silhouette CAMEO. Didn’t know you could dress up balloons? Yup. You totally can. And if you’re going to bust out the Silhouette, how cool would it look to have those balloons decked out in your grad’s mascot? Or name? Or both? Graduation could look like this: Or this: Or this: And celebrating that college acceptance letter could look like this: Lots and lots of possibilities. Lots. Two words, people: mass rad. You can import the school mascot/logo into your Silhouette library and trace the design or use a shape from the Silhouette store. Wording is simple using the free download font Collegiate Bold. Application is straight forward, but here’s a quick video on how not to pop the dang things. And while you’ve got the CAMEO out, why not use up a few more scraps to customize some snazzy dollar store gifts to match? Cute, customized and crazy cheap. Me likey. Congrats class of 2013!