fine cartonnage studio for handmade boxes & designs

Learn how to craft a box, folder, folio & portfolio

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


Course 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 '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 one or more of my online courses. On 20th June 2024, the start of summer, I'll launch my first book about fine cartonnage: 'Crafting Fine Cartonnage: Basics & Beyond'. Keep an eye on that!


Enjoy crafting, 

launching my first book on 20th June 2024


Book about box making and french cartonnage

lovely words

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!



The journey in learning these new skills has been absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend it. The video and picture pdf guide were a perfect bundle to guide a course taker through the entire project. They were clear, concise and easy to understand. The final products look beautiful! Being able to give a touch of elegance|luxury, and overall elevating my simple wedding stationery and pictures made a remarkable difference. 


MY students ARE SEEN IN

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

The WED | Wedding Sparrow and more...

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