courses box making & cartonnage designs

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

With my online courses you'll learn how to craft a box, folder, folio & portfolio in just a few steps.


The instruction book with pictures of all the steps and the instruction videos on YouTube,

will help you to learn how to craft the design in less than one hour.

You can work through the courses at a pace that suits you.


The courses include:

an instruction book with pictures of all the steps (English, pdf)

instruction videos

lifetime access


No previous experience necessary,

just the joy of learning a new craft!

Course box making and French cartonnage

THE courseS

The very nature of online courses mean that they are non returnable

and as such, no refunds will be given

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A box with a drawer opens by sliding the inside drawer out from both sides of the sleeve, and can be wrapped with a ribbon to close




A box with fitted lid has a lid that fits perfectly in the tray and can be wrapped with a ribbon to close 




A box with hinged lid has a tray with a lid and spine that is attached to the tray 




A box with magnetic closure has a tray with a lid that is attached to the tray with magnets




A folder is made with accordion hinges between hard covers

The folder is closed with a ribbon




A folio is a hard covered portfolio with interior pockets

The folio is closed with a ribbon




A portfolio is constructed with pages bound between hard covers

In the course you learn how to bind the portfolio with screws or a ribbon


to ORDER WITH your course(s)



Starter kit

Cut-to-size greyboard with linen, ribbon, book screws or magnets depending on the course. Please indicate at checkout which starter kit you want and the color of linen (ivory, flax or beige rose, see picture)


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



With these calculators you can easily calculate greyboard and lining. You fill in the thickness of the greyboard, the length, width and height - in mm, cm or inches - and it calculates everything else. You can buy a calculator for a box with fitted lid, box with hinged lid, box with magnetic closure and a folio. Please indicate at checkout which calculator you want


All prices are inclusive of VAT & shipping costs



lovely words

I loved every part of the course from The Cartonnerie! From when the supplies arrived, packed so beautifully and then to follow the instructions that were so easy to understand and the end result is just gorgeous. I love my box and will definitely keep making them.



Your courses have helped me refine my skills of cartonnage over the last several years which in turn have also helped me teach my assistant as well! I love being able to create everything bespoke for my couples, even their keepsake boxes! EMILEE STUCKY, EMILIMEDESIGNS


Sabrine's course is fantastic! I was hesitant to invest the money into something I felt I could figure out on my own but I'm glad I made the purchase. Her instructions are detailed and the video is soothing to watch. I've made several of the hinged boxes and they turn out beautiful due to her course.

I hope to purchase additional courses in the future.


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. 




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