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

instruction book & videos

The instruction book with pictures of all the steps and the instruction videos will help you to learn how to craft the design in just a few steps. You can work through the courses at a pace that suits you.


The course includes:

an instruction book with pictures of all the steps (PDF)

instruction videos (Youtube)

two years access


No previous experience necessary, just the joy of learning a new craft!


With the course you can purchase a starter kit & tools, so you can immediately dive into the world of fine cartonnage!


Below you see an example of a page of the instruction book and video from the course box with hinged lid

Each step with a photo and a few instructions

The book is complementary to the instruction videos

The videos are without spoken words,

you can use the instruction book for additional explanation


Course box making and French cartonnage



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


The very nature of online courses mean that they are non returnable and as such,

no refunds will be given

You can pay via Paypal after checkout

For EU students 21% VAT will be added if you want to pay in Euros

You'll receive the log in for the course(s) within 1-2 working days


to order with your course(s)



Starter kits

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 (flax, seychelle, celadon or iceberg)


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 & folio. Please indicate at checkout which calculator you want


All prices are inclusive of VAT & shipping costs




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!



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 will definately 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.