french cartonnage studio for handmade boxes & designs

Learn how to craft a box, folder, folio & portfolio in just a few steps

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.


Courses box making and French cartonnage
Courses box making and French cartonnage

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've been making boxes and cartonnage designs by hand in a traditional way ever since.


I love to teach you how to craft your own box, folder, folio & portfolio. To elevate your creative work or to learn a new craft. You can follow my academy, online courses, masterclasses & workshops. And have a look in my shop for calculators, linen, velvet, starter kits & tools!


Enjoy crafting, 

Courses box making and French cartonnage

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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!



I absolutely loved following Sabrine's in-person workshop! It surprised me that I was able to make a luxury box in a short period of time under her guidance. I was in awe of Sabrine's knowledge and craftsmanship. She gave me tips and pointers that would elevate the end product, which is a result of her own years of experience. If you are thinking of learning how to craft a beautiful box from Sabrine, definitely do it! If you are local, or traveling to The Netherlands, I would highly recommend opting for an in-person workshop, private or as a group. I guarantee you won't be disappointed! 


MY students ARE SEEN IN

BRIDES | Magnolia Rouge | Martha Stewart Weddings | Style Me Pretty |

The WED | Wedding Sparrow and more...

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