French cartonnage is the art of crafting boxes and cartonnage designs with its origins in the 18th century.
Since 2003 I have been reinventing the artisanal savoir-faire of cartonnage
in respect of the traditional techniques inherited from the master makers of the 18th century.
My mission is to complement and elevate the work and service of businesses
that embrace elegance, fine art and heritage.
To enrich your work or service through custom designs that make meaningful impact
and authentic connection with clients that love what you do.
With the online courses and workshop you can learn how to craft a box with fitted lid, hinged lid, magnetic closure, folio & portfolio.
No experience is needed, just the joy of learning a new craft!
You can work through the online courses at a pace that suits you.
Sabrine's courses are amazing! They are very easy to follow, along with the instruction videos and handouts. It might take some more time if you decide to create a hinged box in a different size than the course (like I did right from the start, as I wanted to challenge myself a bit having some experience in bookbinding), but she gives all information you need to know to create beautiful packaging. I truly love this craft and am inspired to keep creating more!
NAOMI BONG A JAN, PEN TO PAPER
Hi, thank you for your interest in my beautiful craft!
I started The Cartonnerie in 2003. I always wanted to do something creative, but I spent a long time searching for what kind of creativity, until I went to a box making workshop, also called 'French cartonnage'.
I love to teach you how to craft your own box, folio & portfolio. You can follow one of the online courses. I take on a limited number of commissioned designs per year, so if you're looking for a specific design for your work, please let me know.
In recent years I've had the honor of crafting beautiful boxes and cartonnage designs:
folio boxes for prints & USB, keepsake boxes for wedding invitations, wedding boxes, and more.
I take on a limited number of commissioned designs per year,
so if you're looking for a specific design for your work, please let me know.
Working with Sabrine was a wonderful experience! The craftsmanship of her products makes them worthy of being cherished for generations. She approaches her work with gentleness, kindness, and a fine attention to detail. I love that I was able to customize the boxes in order to allow them to fit with my brand, while also representing timeless elegance that will endure for years to come. Best of all, my couples absolutely love the delicate beauty of their print boxes! I love being able to give them a truly stunning product.
KRISTIN SAUTTER, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
It is such a joy working with Sabrine. She created the most exquisite keepsake boxes for my clients' invitation suites, and they are the most lovely quality. She took my vision for a box that would reflect my branding and executed it perfectly. Not only are they beautiful, each box is made perfectly and without a flaw. I am so proud to send my work to my clients in The Cartonnerie's linen keepsake boxes and will continue to maintain this partnership with Sabrine, not only because of the high quality of her products, but because working with her was so easy and refreshing.
CLAIRE CARSTENS, SUGARED FIG PAPERIE
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