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Grow a Garden From a Greeting Card!

Ever received a greeting card that you really enjoyed, but when it was time to take it down, you didn't know what to do with it?

Our cards are made from recycled paper, which contains flower seeds, so the lucky recipient gets to plant the card (yes, actually plant the card in a pot of soil!) and with a little water and sunshine, it will grow into a bouquet of wildflowers. 

English Daisy

English Daisy (Bellis Perennis) is a common European species of daisy, of the Asteraceae family. Many related plants also share the name "daisy", so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy. Bellis perennis is native to western, central and northern Europe, but widely naturalised in most temperate regions including the Americas and Australasia. 

English Daisy plants can be divided in early spring or after they've finished flowering. In mild winter areas, sow seeds in the garden in late summer. In colder regions, seeds should be sown in early spring. English Daisy seeds can also be sown indoors. Maintain a temperature of 70° within the growing medium until germination, which takes 10-15 days.



Silene armeria, commonly known as the Sweet William catchfly, is a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae. Originally a native of Europe, it has become widespread in the USA. A small-growing form is known as dwarf catchfly. The name comes from the way in which small insects are trapped by the sticky sap exuded onto the stem. However it is not currently regarded as a carnivorous plant, though it has been identified as a carnivorous plant in the past. 

Provided you situate the plant in full sun to partial shade with well drained soil that has good nutrient value, growing Selene armenia in your garden provides a low maintenance, consistent show of color.


Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Commonly called black eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the central United States. It is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyedSusan. 

Black-eyed Susan enjoys warm, slightly humid weather with shelter from cold winds. It used to be regarded as a conservatory climber for growing in tubs, soil borders or from hanging baskets, but is becoming a popular subject for outdoor cultivation, both in baskets and in more protected corners of the garden. 

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

This plant is native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Azores) and in France in the Bay of Biscay. It is widely naturalised elsewhere in the temperate world.

Sweet alyssum flowers are so named for their lively fragrance and are members of the mustard family. While not frost tolerant, sweet alyssum plants will self sow and can provide you with year after year of bright colour in milder climates. While alyssum is relatively maintenance free, it will do poorly on boggy sites and where inadequate moisture is provided.

Spurred Snapdragon

Spurred Snapdragon

Anerect, slender, native to Morocco, which is now commonly included in wild flower seed mixes.  Tiny,  delicate flowers with long spurs, come in a multitude of colours ranging from yellow, red and pink to white or purple.

Spurred Snapdragon prefers full sun or partial shade, in various soils. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. 

Corn Poppy

Corn Poppy

Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a herbaceous species of flowering plant in   the   poppy   family, Papaveraceae. This poppy, a native of Europe, is notable as a symbol of fallen soldiers. P.  rhoeassometimes is so abundant in agricultural fields that it may be mistaken for a crop. The only species of Papaveraceae grown asa field crop on a large scale is Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy.

Poppies prefer to be grown in well drained soil, in a sunny position. Flowers prefer a consistently moist soil; they possess a delicate root system and should be watered gently until taking root. Germination is dependent on climate and should occur between 4 and 25 days.

Who Is Your Favourite Father?

Third Sunday of June - this year 19th June; the day of honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, while there is no doubt that fatherhood is great and all... but is it great for the kids? Apparently, there are at least 24 reasons Kids Should Never Be Left Alone With Their Dads, and if that's not convincing enough, it definitely makes us wish to celebrate Father's day and encourage all the great dads in the world to keep rocking! 

Ripped Up Art has a range of plantable greeting cards specially produced for Father's Day. Spread the word of who is actually your FAVOURITE FATHER!

Our competition is still on, too! Great chance to WIN this Cat Family picture to show the REAL FAMILY portrait! All you need to do it to share this post on any of social network to enter the competition! Look out for @RippedUpArt on Twitter and Facebook.

So save the date for your favourite father and have a Happy Father's Day!

Mums Rule!

Don't they?

Whatever age you are, she will be always the best to cook, take care of you and be there just when you need...... and even if it doesn't sound like your mum, all her sins are forgiven just because she gave you life! Besides, you won't believe how many mums there are out there apart from your own. It can be a mother of your child, your grandmother or just a great mum of one of your friends or relative.

It' s just such a pleasure to have a Mother's Day and celebrate it! Ripped Up Art has some special gifts for mums you love:


Greeting Cards

Our unique greeting cards are made from 100% recycled paper and seeds. After the card has been gifted the whole card can be planted in a garden or a pot. With just a bit of water and light and love grow into beautiful wildflowers. Our cards have a surprise second life! Check out our Mother's Day seed cards.

Cat Family Triptych

Want to give it a Family feeling? Our Cat Family triptych is just purrrrfect for that:

The Madam, The Fat Cat and The Kitten

The Madam, The Fat Cat and The Kitten

Make Your Christmas Shopping Different

Tired of same old Christmas socks and jumpers? Just to remind you - Christmas shopping can be different and fun! Our Origin Gallery store in Greenwich is full of delicious goodies and gift inspiration from British artists. 

1. Vases and bowls with natural edges and holes by John Shorrock

Incredible pieces of wood by John Shorrock: Woodturner. Read more stories about creating wood pieces and make sure you see John's works at our gallery. 

2. Arty Cats by Mario Lafirenze

Love art? Love cats? Brilliant pictures of cats in the style of famous modern artists (Dali, Van Gogh, Magritte and many more) starting from £17.00 per picture!

3. Bag as an art form by various artists

Celebrating the bag as an art form these British designer-made cotton totes are a perfect way to "wrap" your gift or do your everyday shopping.

4Botanical art to your everyday items by Gillian Arnold

Every item within the ceramic collection is specially designed to make each day enjoyable by bringing a bit of nature indoors. Including stacking mug sets and coasters, tea time will never be dull again.

5. Original Art from local artists

3D artworks from wool, textile, photography and many more ...

Arty Cats by Mario Lafirenze

Love art? Love cats?

Then Arty Cats  is what you need! Brilliant pictures of cats in the style of famous modern artists (Dali, Van Gogh, Magritte and many more) starting from £20 per print!

Available in Origin Gallery store on Greenwich Market, Shop 10A.

Welcome to Origin Gallery Online Community!

Born in the heart of Greenwich in London, Origin Gallery is a home of RIpped Up Art and other British handcrafted products. Read more about the gallery and featured artists here.


Ripped Up Art is a range of affordable handmade art works. The cheeky critters are designed to make you smile. Each piece is individually crafted from ripped up paper and a good dose of British humour.

Our unique greeting cards are made from 100% recycled paper and seeds. After the card has been gifted the whole card can be planted in a garden or a pot. With just a bit of water and light and love grow into beautiful wildflowers. These cards have a surprise second life!

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