Six Garden-Themed Greeting Cards That Grow Vegetables

July 30, 2013 by


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.



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.


“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 align 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 craftspeople 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.


  1. Ewa said:

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

    — July 31, 2013 @ 07:07

  2. LazyGardenerNY said:

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

    — July 31, 2013 @ 15:16

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  4. Robin Horton said:

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

    — September 21, 2013 @ 10:16

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  6. Holly (Your Gardening Friend) said:

    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!!

    — January 7, 2014 @ 22:37

  7. Robin Horton said:

    Thanks Holly, love sharing cool finds!

    — January 10, 2014 @ 10:39

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    I Love It

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