live workshop cartonnage in amsterdam

immerce yourself in french cartonnage for a day

thursday 16 november 2023 | 10.00-16.00 cest

It's time to get together and be inspired!

A wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in French cartonnage,

supercharge your creativity and deepen your craft knowledge,

all in a highly intimate and personal environment in a serene and creative studio space

on one of the canals in Amsterdam. 

deepen your understanding of french cartonnage and take your learning to a new level

In this one-day workshop we’ll explore French cartonnage and how this craft can complement and elevate your work.

You can craft a box with fitted lid, hinged lid, magnetic closure, folio or portfolio.

I'll help you and elevate your skills instantly.


I'll also demonstrate specific skills that will elevate your cartonnage designs to a new level,

for example how to make compartments, line corners perfectly, calculate greyboard, and more.


We’ll talk about how to incorporate boxes and cartonnage designs into your creative business,

how to calculate prices and how to offer them to your clients.


Before the workshop you'll receive per email the instruction book (pdf) and the link to the YouTube videos

of the design you want to craft, in preperation for the day.


When you live in the Netherlands you'll also receive a print of the instruction book,

a starter kit of your design with cut to size greyboard and linen,

a bag with curated tools that you can use during the workshop and take home afterwards.

Creatives from abroad will receive the materials & tools during the workshop.


During the day there is coffee, tea, sweets and a delicious lunch.


The workshop is for beginners and advanced cartonnage artists,

will take place with a minimum of 6 creatives,

and can be in English and|or Dutch.

ideal for

This highly creative, inspirational and informative day is going to do amazing things for your creative business.

I can see this experience being especially helpful for those of you who want to incorporate

boxes and cartonnage designs into their services: wedding invitations designers, wedding planners,

creative entrepreneurs, brand designers, photographers.

Book your place today

€ 499 | $ 539 | £ 427



box, folio or portfolio

instruction book (print & pdf) & instruction videos

bag with curated tools

cut to size greyboard & linen

explanation & guidance

coffee, tea with sweets

delicious lunch


Prices are exclusive of VAT if applicable (EU) & shipping costs



Thursday 16 November 2023, 10.00-16.00 CEST



 Prinsengracht 175hs




 We’ll meet at 10.00 on the Prinsengracht 175, Amsterdam

Parking: Q-Park Nieuwendijk, Nieuwe Zijds Kolk 18 or at Westerstraat

Or you can come by train and walk to the Prinsengracht (15 minutes),

or take the tram (tram 12 towards Amsteldijk)


Flying in? Amsterdam Airport is within easy reach by train




Click below to find the full terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy.


Photos: Pen to Paper









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 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!




I ordered all courses from The Cartonnerie. 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 elevate my simple wedding stationery and pictures made a remarkable difference.

I am looking forward to taking more courses with Sabrine and The Cartonnerie!




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.


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