ONLINE COURSES french cartonnage



To add boxes or folios to your current offering, or to showcase your work

 These online courses and master classes are for you if you want to learn how to make your own box, folio or portfolio.

With an instruction book (pdf) & instruction videos (YouTube) I guide you step by step in making these handmade designs.


 The price of a course

€ 169,00 | $ 171.00 | £ 144.00


Course bundles

Course bundle: 2 courses (10% discount)

Course bundle: 3 courses (15% discount)

Course bundle: 4 courses (25% discount)


 Prices are exclusive of VAT if applicable & shipping costs

an example of an instruction video of the course box with fitted lid

You can click on the YouTube logo to watch the video on my channel on YouTube.

an example of a page from the INSTRUCTION book box with fitted lid

the courses


course box with hinged lid

course folio

course portfolio


linen & velvet | ribbons | starter kits | tools

sabrine | designer, teacher & CONSULTANT


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 and folios by hand. In my studio I design all the products myself: my own designs and custom designs. 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 designs with linen or velvet and personalize them with printed text or foil printing. 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!


I work with FSC certified greyboard and paper, linen made from natural fibres, water based glue and I try to recycle as much waste and packages as possible. I also separate the paper waste. I feel it’s important to contribute to the environment in a positive way with my studio and not to overburden it. I also buy a lot of products from Dutch suppliers in order to support them.


I love to teach you my beautiful craft!