"Here’s my Card!"

You have all heard me talk about DownEast Clearance Center!!! It’s my favorite place to treasure hunt! Anyone who ever comes to visit from out of town always has this stop on there “To do!’ list!

Just a little recap: It’s a discount store that gets all of Pottery Barn, Red Envelope, DownEast and American Eagles Returns, scratch and dents, past seasons and other wise unsellable items.

Remember my Adult skirt revamp!!! That was a perfectly good last season skirt found at this store!

Moving right along….

Everything, I mean EVERYTHING from Pottery Barn that is laid to rest at this Clearance center has a monogram on it!!! It’s kind of ridiculousness!!! It’s crazy how many things can get stamped with RDT!!! Annoying to most… that is unless you can look at it’s possibilities!!!

I picked up these silver engraved Business card holders for 2 for $1 and made them useable again. I love how they turned out!!!!

Super cute huh!!! I just slapped on some E6000 glue and scrapbooking paper and called it good!!! Both sides are coverd!

I also did this treatment on some adorable 1″x1″ photo key chains…


I added that glazing product to the top of the key chains to make it look and feel like a puffy slick sticker!


So next time you see something that looks useless, try thinking of it in a different way!!! You may just create something pretty cool!

**** Who needs 5 business card holders right!!!??? I’d love to give a few away! I’m willing to ship two to two lucky Blue Cricket Friends. If you have a need for a card holder and want one let me know in your comment!!!! If you know me and where I live and want one let me know also! You can come pick one out.

Shipping is starting to add up over here!!! That’s why I sell ad space… to pay for my shipping!!! Get it!!! So also if you know of anyone who’s business would fit in over here at BCD send them my way!!! The more I can generate in advertising the more GIVEAWAYS I can offer!!!!

Thanks friends!!!



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    uh…who wouldn't want 5…one for each bag, then you don't have to keep transporting them from bag to bag. i so wish i still lived in utah, i remember the fun eddie bauer sale, but i am drooling over your finds

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    I seriously have been in the market for a business card holder. When I find one I like, I am immediately turned off by the price. If you have one for me, I would be forever grateful! I especially like the yellow or blue one. I can pay you for shipping too!!

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    PS- I googled the Downeast place and there isn't any near me in Indiana:) I guess I will have to wait for a vacation to shop there!

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    oh why oh don't i live in UT?!
    so cute. now i wish i had business cards so i would NEED one of your cute holders!

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    I sure would love to have one. I just had some fabulous business cards printed out and they are floating around in my purse.

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    Love it!
    I need to know what that glazing stuff is ASAP!

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    Those are adorable! Great idea to repurpose those. I really do need a card holder. I try to keep some of my cards for my etsy shop in my purse, but since I don't have a case, they usually get a little bent around the edges. =( I always want to get one, but they can be a little expensive! You seem to have a perfect solution. =)

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    I'd love one of these, as I am just starting up an ebay business, and also my husband's tattoo shop is opening soon, so it would be great to keep cards for both in. Thanks!!

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    Love both! So so smart :)

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    Cute! I am going to head over to the SLC clearance center by me and see what I can find for Christmas presents for my daughter to make for her friends…Where is the one you go to?

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    I pink puffy heart DEH, but I've never been to the clearance center. Weird, right?

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    I would love to have one! They are so cute! I just ordered cards for my on the side cake decorating business.

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    Laura and Kelly Allen says:

    These are so cute! My husband and I just started our own business and I NEED one. :) What a great idea!

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    Rebecca D. says:


    If you click the Down East Clearance center in the post it will send you to a past post where I have the address!!!


    Are you a local her in SLC area? are we neighbors?????

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    sweet diggity dog! I have no idea how you come up with these ideas, I'd see those and be like…oh poo, that sucks and move right along, but you take it and make it into something even better than it was before! What the heck did you use to make it look like a puffy sticker? How do you even find stuff like that?

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    I think I am missing that creative gene …. I can't find something like that and turn it into something fabulous.. I love it and would love to win one! You are seriously very creative…

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    Chris and Tara Andrus says:

    I love what you did! and would love to get one for my Mom- she just started her own business doing long-arm quilting!
    [email protected]

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    a little bit vintage says:

    Super, super, super cute! I just had some business cards made and have been looking for a business card holder. Right now all of my cards are stuffed in my wallet. LOL!


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    Embellished Bayou says:

    I would love one of those business card holders, they are all so cute, what a great idea! I am always forgetting to stick a few cards in my wallet.

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    Thank you! I just discovered one on 300 W and 1400 S or so…it's not super big though…I'm excited to check this one out!

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    Rebecca D. says:


    The one in West Vally that I mention in the post is the only CLEARANCE CENTER. It's worth Checking out. It's nothing like the other Down Easts in the Vally. This is the store you want to hit up if you are looking for the items I post about.

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    the mama monster says:

    lovely. I must know where that scrapbook paper is from? i love the deer the best, so amazing!

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    These are perfect! I have been carrying around our business cards for years in my wallet. I think it is time I get myself a cute place to store my cards! :)

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    Katherine Marie! says:

    These are sweet as ever!!! Now I have something to search for when I go treasure hunting— (antiquing)— Thanks for sharing this idea!!!!!! I know what you mean about shipping— it sure does get expensive.

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    I think everyone wants one! but I bet you aren't giving that many away, but if I get one let me know, yay!

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    Those are HOT! Seriously, 2/$1?? Awesome!

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    Those are a great idea! I would love to be able to get the initialed blanks and make some for gifts, but I would settle for winning these.
    Thanks for the chance.


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    Rachel Perry says:

    When you make a project like the card holders and key chains can you list the materials you used? like the glaze and glue.Very cute ideas. My husband is always asking me if I have one of our business cards and its like everyone else's cards all wrinkled up. loved the yellow and green card holder. I live in Utah and love Down East. Havent been there in a while. Will have to check it out again.

    Rachel in Draper, Utah

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    Mary Ellen (megardengal) says:

    What cute card holders!! How come you found so many! I never find these holders and have been wanting one for years!


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    A. Simpson says:

    Ooh pick me, I want a business card holder. The hub is the local chiropractor so we have business cards galore!!
    [email protected]

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    These are really cute, and I see things like this all the time that I just pass on by! Thanks for sharing with me…again! Love all this!

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    Its So Very Cheri says:

    Be super careful with that glue. If you read the package the state of CA has banned it because it causes cancer. Had a friend start a craft business using it and a couple of years later started having her legs swell and not feeling well, went to the dr and had cancer and died 3 months later. No proof it was the glue but her girls won't use it.


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