What is a pop-up cube? A pop-up cube is a die-cut, glued piece, that when pulled flat out of an envelope literally “pops” into a cube! In the vast majority of cases the “pop-up” is a cube, although I’ve seen occasionally a piece that might be say 4” x 4” x 6”. A pop-up cube, as I’ve said requires die cutting and gluing…but its most expensive portion is the hand insertion of the elastic on the inside.
One of the “skills-sets” required to make “pop-up” cubes is to know what kind of elastic to use! There are hundreds of kinds of elastics. For example some 2” elastics stretch only 3” and others stretch 4”! The main issue to understand is the “knowledge” of the quality of the elastic. Elastics have a wide range of “strength length.” For example some elastic will hold their “stretch lengths” much longer than others. This needs to be known because if the wrong elastic is used a piece will “pop” open, but in the short term be the wrong elastic “looses” its pull strength and sometime later; the piece stays flat! Serious problem!
Of the 18 pieces I am presenting this would be about the most expensive but…no piece gets the same ‘WOW!!!’ reaction!
***The old adage “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” is very true but a sample is better than a thousand pictures!!!
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