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« on: June 25, 2009 07:00:19 AM »

I made this as a Thank You card for a music teacher.

Disclaimer: this is not my original idea.  I've seen this kind of card a bunch of places.  My favorite one is by Marivi: http://marivi_10.tripod.com/

She has lots of free patterns on her site, but not for this one, so I made my own.

I drew this on graph paper and then made a printable file so I could print the black keys and the lines between the white keys. 

Cut and fold as follows: green=mountain fold, red=valley fold, blue=cut line.  The general rule is that cut lines run vertically, fold lines horizontally.  (In this pattern the exception would be the tiny horizontal cut line that loosens the depressed key from its neighbor black key).  That means, if you are about to make a horizontal cut, STOP.  It's probably not right.

More info. on my blog, http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2009/06/piano-keyboard-pop-up-card.html
 or email me if you have questions.


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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009 07:06:54 AM »

Great idea for a music teacher.

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009 07:09:39 AM »

Love it, so simple and clean, I am going to have to make this one!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009 11:16:48 AM »

thats amazing!  Shocked


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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009 05:36:45 PM »

Awesome! Very cute eighth and sixteenth notes as well!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009 08:20:56 PM »

I love it. The piano key is amazing.
Great job!

« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009 10:13:08 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Omg that is so awesome! I love it! Seems too complicated for me I think..
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009 08:02:31 AM »

It's not that hard! 

Try it with a single box first (see the box pop up tutorial on my site, I believe it's Lesson 1) to understand how it works.

Then try the piano.   Use a nice heavy paper or a piece of cardstock as it will just collapse and tear if you use flimsy stuff. 

Make the cuts and score the folds. From the front of the card pre-pinch the green folds and from the back pre-pinch the red ones (the ones you can reach).  THEN poke your finger through from the back of the keys to push them forward while you close the card a little. Continue to push forward, close the card and pinch at the folds until the whole thing folds flat.



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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013 07:21:31 AM »

Nice work! I've tried simple pop ups but not this keyboard. May try to follow your instructions.
Thanks for sharing! 
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