A rubber stamp of your own for keeps

There is a great way to personalise your notebooks and wrapping paper: you can use rubber stamps to make them uniquely your own.

Find out how artist Addis Fung carves this scholarly bunny onto a chop.

What you'll need:

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:08pm

Capture a world of your own

Scrapbooking is a popular pastime that involves preserving personal memories. But it's more than just sticking a bunch of photos in a scrapbook.

The beauty of the craft is that it combines a diary, photo album and art book all in one. The idea is to capture particular moments in a colourful, special and enduring way.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Roving good time on internet route

This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

2 Old School New Rules, Hank Williams, Jr

3 Living Things, Linkin Park

4 Some Nights, Fun.

5 Murdered Love, P.O.D.

6 Up All Night (Deluxe Version), One Direction

7 Welcome to the Fishbowl, Kenny Chesney

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lovely lanterns

These paper lanterns are easy to make, and they add a happy atmosphere for a weekend party. Every day can be mid-autumn festival!

What you'll need:

Construction paper




Stapler or tape


4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bright colours become popular

For the guests, experiencing a friend's joyous occasion begins with the wedding invitation, so careful attention to design and detail is a must.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Living colour


Nature’s gifts inspire our cover shoot and seasonal looks, writes Tama Lung.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New twist on ancient book craft

Books, notebooks and albums are all mass-produced in factories these days. But the traditional Italian handicraft of bookbinding still appeals to Louise Garnaut, founder of Bookworks in Sheung Wan.

Here, Garnaut demonstrates how to turn an average notebook into an exquisite hardback.

What you'll need:



25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cool pics

What you'll need

Sticky-backed foam rubber

A sheet of plastic

A piece of magnetic card

Glitter glue

Foam shapes



1. Lay the foam wrong side up.

2. Fold it in half and draw two backwards question marks - one big, one small.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Wheel deal

What you'll need

Square decorative paper

Round-headed pins


Glue sticks

Super glue

Flower-shaped craft punch

A pair of scissors

A ruler


1. Lay your paper pattern-side down.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Flower power

What you'll need:

Thick paper

Drinking straws



Paint, marker pens, glitter


1. Draw lots of flowers on thick paper and cut them out.

2. Decorate the flowers with paint, marker pens or glitter.

3. Poke a tiny hole in the centre of each flower.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: brow pencil

Why we have that patch of hair above our eyelashes is still a mystery, but a well-defined, arched eyebrow does wonders for the face.

Shu Uemura Hard Formula (HK$150)

Not one for beginners - the pencil is rock-hard and doesn't show up on skin, but mysteriously blends with the hairs to subtly darken brows.

The Body Shop Brow Definer (HK$99)

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cute card

What you'll need:

Rectangular construction paper Scissors Colour pencils Glue


1. Fold two pieces of construction paper in half.

2. Cut a straight line to the fold in the middle of one piece of paper.

3. Fold down the paper on each side of the cut to make two triangles.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bright kite

What you'll need:

Construction Paper Tissue Paper Crepe Streamers Scissors Glue Hole Puncher


1. Cut half circles out of crepe paper.

2. On the long side of the paper, glue a row of scales, slightly overlapping each other.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Highlighter pens

Eclat de Teint By Terry (HK$540/6.5ml)

Claim: the Rose Flash pen erases flaws, smoothes out and refreshes tired features through the optical correction of skin surface texture. It can be applied onto bare skin or skin with make-up.

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter (HK$190/3.6ml)

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Glamour and artistic talent pencil in a birthday party date

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, German stationery brand Faber-Castell showcased its smallest, oldest and most expensive coloured pencils at an exhibition in Harbour City.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am