I am hosting our Christmas family dinner this year and I wanted to create something simple as a place card holder. I ran across a tutorial on 5 Orange Potatoes on created felt leaves with a split-stitch accent. I decided to create my own holly leaves with a vein of embroidery floss in the split-stitch. It was really easy to create and took about an hour to make seven settings. I printed each person's name on white cardstock and cut the corners with a tool that I purchased from Martha Stewart a while ago.
Go here if you want to learn how to create a split-stitch.