Six Garden-Themed Greeting Cards That Grow Vegetables When Planted

July 30, 2013 by

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How do you feel about greeting cards that grow vegetables? Kansas designer and founder of Ruff House Art, Jill Morrison, offers growing a line of six charming garden-themed letterpress greeting cards–all printed on a hundred year-old printing press using plantable seeded papers.

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Morrison, who has been producing wedding invitations and eco-friendly cards for years, has branched out with her fiancé/business partner, Brian Shephard to also offer some tea towels that I’d love for my kitchen or garden–they’re nice enough to frame.

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“We create artwork from scratch, often starting with hand-drawn illustrations,” says Morrison. “We tweak each element until it’s perfect and send the design off so letterpress plates can be made. We then ink up our 100-year-old, one-ton machine and precisely aligning paper and plate, and start cranking out cards, coasters, prints, etc.”

Source: Ruff House Design is one of the artisans represented by ScoutMob, an Atlanta-based startup that offers two things via web and mobile phone: 1) goods by independent makers, designers, and crafts people and 2) location-based coupons for restaurants, curated experiences, and events in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

  • http://ewainthegarden.blogspot.com Ewa

    That’s absolutely brilliant idea. Seeded greeting cards – what a creative mind came up with it! Chapeaux bas!

  • LazyGardenerNY

    Cute! If only they made a card that grew a gardener to take care of them all : )

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  • http://www.urbangardensweb.com/ Robin Horton

    Love that, like those “grow a boyfriend” expanding sponge things!

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  • Holly (Your Gardening Friend)

    How cleverly creative and ingenious. I LOVE it!!

    I just clicked over to Ruff House Art and checked out their garden seeds greeting cards. Thanks for sharing!!

  • http://www.urbangardensweb.com/ Robin Horton

    Thanks Holly, love sharing cool finds!

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