Even so, I want to do a bit better this semester (mostly to make me feel better!) One of the things that I've wanted to play with is the coordination between Taylored Expressions Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate and Shining Star Plate.
These two cutting plates work very well by themselves. (I used Ray of Sunshine on one of my favorite cards ever.) But they also line up perfectly to allow you to easily add colored stars. I cut the Ray of Sunshine in scrap paper to use as a template. Then I cut it in multiple bright colors to get a variety of inside panels. Use the template to adhere the colors to the card panel. Then cut the Toffee and just plop it on top and you have colored stars!!
I love products that make my life easier!