Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Piano Keyboard Pop Up Card

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Jun 25, 2009

Piano Keyboard Pop Up Card

A piano keyboard is not too hard to make. It's based on the simple box mechanism.

As is usual in origamic architecture designs, cut lines run vertically and fold lines run horizontally.

I made this as a thank you card. The striped paper was cut to fit around the keyboard.

piano pop up card

piano pop up card

The design is not mine. There are any number of variations around the web. I did draw my own template, however.

Shelley shared SVG and SCUT files that she made.

Or print from the picture, below.

piano pop up card

Red lines=valley fold. Green lines=mountain fold. Blue lines=cut.

Too complicated? For an easier design with less cutting, try this design instead.

I borrowed much of my design from Marivi Garrido.

There are any number of variations on the theme: calendar piano by d-cecil; one from Unique Projects; this one by Gerry Stormer; and this from Snugart;


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wow! This is awesome! You must have a lot of patience.

Pam Hoffman said...

Thanks for all the great info!

Did you apply paper to the black keys too? or were they colored in somehow.

That is so cool and it looks like something I could do!

That's important ;)

Pam Hoffman

cpeep said...

I printed it out on the computer to get the black keys and the black lines between the white keys. My printer is old so I wasn't 100% satisfied with the result. Some of the black kept rubbing off on the card cover.

Ann said...

Awesome piano pop-ups!! Love 'em!! :)

MariLynn said...

Another wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine L. said...

This is so clever! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks!

Jane Lee said...

Nicely done, and designed. Thanks, I was about to make these to thank parents for those who support their children came for the mini Home Recital. Your template has just helped me a lot of time on measurement and drawing it by my own. Thanks for your generous sharing.

online piano course said...

So Cool! I think my daughter is going to love that card. She really love piano, in fact she is good on playing piano. I’m so sure that she will be so happy to receive a card like that.

Grace Baxter said...

For some reason, most of your pictures are not showing up on this page. Are the links dead?

Carol P said...

Pictures are gone but links should be okay.