boutique cartonnage studio for handmade boxes & designs

FOR packing, presenting & preserving IN THE MOST ELEGANT WAY

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.


Handmade boxes
Courses box making

Hi, thank you for your interest in my beautiful craft!


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 and portfolio. You can follow one or more of my online courses.

I take on a limited number of commissioned designs per year, so if you're looking for a specific design for your business, please let me know. 

kind words

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.



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!


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