I design and craft distinctive boxes, folders and (port)folios with a reverence for craftsmanship and executed with elegance.
My designs are completely made by hand. With high-quality finishes.
You can choose from a box with a drawer, drop spine, fitted lid, floated lid, box with a telescoped lid 'shoebox',
clamshell box, folder, folio or portfolio.
The collections are curated designs for wedding professionals:
for bridal designers, wedding invitation designers, wedding photographers, and wedding planners.
Are you looking for a specific custom design for your business, please let me know, I love to think along!
With the online courses you learn how to make a
box with fitted lid, a box with hinged lid, a folio or a portfolio in just a few steps.
For the online courses no experience with cartonnage is necessary.
This year I will launch two new online courses:
how to make a box with a telescoped lid 'shoebox' and a folder.
You can join the waitlist on the course page for more information.
The masterclass is to help you elevate your cartonnage skills.
During the masterclass we can make every box, folio or portfolio design you want.
To follow the masterclass you must have some experience with cartonnage.
The masterclass can be on Zoom or in my studio in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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'. Since then I have been designing and making boxes, folders and (port)folios by hand. In my studio I design all designs myself. I love a challenge, so I like it when clients have their own ideas. These assignments are the most fun!
The base of my designs is greyboard sheets. I cut this board to size and then assemble it. I then line the design with linen or velvet and personalize it with foil press. In this way I can design everything myself and I’m not limited by a standard size. This means that every design is unique and original and completely handmade!
If you would to learn how to make your own box, folio or portfolio you can take one of my online courses. If you want to elevate your cartonnage skills, you can follow my masterclass. I love to teach you my beautiful craft!
I was looking for something very special and high end for when
a client first unveils their wedding invitations, something we have spent weeks creating for them. Sabrine did not disappoint,
the craftsmanship on our boxes was second to none and anyone that comes in contact with one is blown away by their sheer beauty.
Our expectations have been exceeded and the quality of her work is just impeccable, we are in awe!
Ailbhe Cronin, Appleberry Atelier
wedding invitation designer
I have been looking for some bespoke invitation boxes for a while and was so excited to discover Sabrine! Her work is absolutely breath-taking and I am in love with my branded velvet boxes.
I can't wait to hand them out to wedding suppliers!
Sabrine was really easy to work with and the quality of her work is beautiful, I am so happy I found her!
Paige Cartledge, Paige & Co
wedding invitation designer
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