learning cartonnage has never been easier

Cartonnage is the art of crafting boxes and cartonnage designs with its origins in the 18th Century

Since 2003 I’ve been reinventing the artisanal savoir-faire of cartonnage in respect of the traditional techniques

inherited from the master makers of the 18th Century

I'm really looking forward teaching you the basics of fine cartonnage and the skills to craft your own designs

In this book you’ll learn 11 cartonnage designs, explained with 9 step-by-step instructions through short videos

You can watch the videos on a portal on my website

You can also download the pdf of the book

I hope that by learning the basics and crafting these designs,

you can combine different elements to create your own cartonnage designs


Book about box making and french cartonnage


The book consists of step-by-step instructions of 11 designs

and 9 videos of basics you can watch on a portal on my website:

box with loose lid 'shoe box'

box with fitted lid

desk jotter

flat binder

folio for a post-it

folio with notepad

magical folio

mouse pad


pen cup 

ring binder

how to cut greyboard & book cloth

how to glue & fixate greyboard pieces

how to cut & line corners

how to cut & cover corners of a tray

how to glue, cut & line a tray

how to cut & glue bottom tray edges

how to make simple compartments

how to line an insert

how to print book cloth with an inkjet printer 


ordering the book

You can find the ebook as a download

and the link to the videos on my portal on my website 

I'll send you the log in for the portal after your purchase

 You can pay via Paypal after checkout

You'll receive the log in for the ebook & videos within 1-2 working days



Ebook & videos


Ebook & videos

68 p. | English | ISBN 9789090386188 | 8.3 x 11,7" | 21,0 x 29,7 cm

The Cartonnerie Publishing


Ebook, printed book & videos


Ebook, printed book with white wire-o binding & videos

68 p. | English | ISBN 9789090386188 | 8.3 x 11,7" | 21,0 x 29,7 cm

The Cartonnerie Publishing


Price is including shipping costs




Bag with corner cutter & spacer

A bag filled with a corner cutter & greyboard spacer


Bag with corner cutter & teflon folder

A bag filled with a corner cutter & teflon folder


Bag with 4 favorite tools

A bag filled with a corner cutter, teflon folder, greyboard spacer and a rubber to remove dried glue on linen


Bag with curated tools

A bag filled with glue, roller & tray, brush, 3 metal rulers, corner cutter, teflon folder, snap-off knife, rubber, greyboard spacer, sanding paper, cloth and tapes


4 Rolls of linen book cloth | flax, seychelle, celadon & iceberg

The linen book cloth is FSC certified, CO2 carbon neutral, vegan & produced in Europe. The book cloth has a paper base, and can be used with foil stamping, blind stamping & inkjet printing. The color flax & celadon are in rolls of 13.8 x 55.1" | 35 x 137 cm. The color seychelle & iceberg are in rolls of 13.8 x 39.4" | 35 x 100 cm


All prices are inclusive of shipping costs