Found objects -- seashells, stones, and the like -- can become party-perfect place cards when you use an ink pad and rubber stamps to dress them up. These small-scale crafts can also complement your table's color palette or serve as tie-ins to your event's overall decorative theme. Images can be applied to almost any surface; experiment with different objects and various colors of ink. We used white ink to print a guest's name across a leaf, brown to monogram two pebbles and add a spray of miniature buds to a third, and aqua to top a plain shell with a fanciful sea horse.
Click through the slide show to see all of the place card ideas.