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No need to practice on this piano, all you can do with it is play. In less than 10 minutes you will have your very own Steinway baby grand!

Usually I prefer step by step instructions, but in this case the video is more helpful than lengthy descriptions to understand the process. The template comes with a chart showing all the cut and fold marks, so after watching the video once you should be able to make the card without referring to your computer screen.

If you like this pop-up and want to see more, you can go to my website, www.makepopupcards.com. I have lots of free templates, and other really amazing projects which will only set you back a dollar or two...

Have fun!

PS: for those curious about the music in the video, it was composed and performed by John M. Davis for a 1928 silent film, Koko's Haunted House
Grillermo11 months ago
What if i want to add a little person sitting there playing the piano how can I do that?
Do you think you could make the card larger? I tried to but it was password protected. It would be nice if it could be something just under 8 1/2 by 11 or A4 paper so that it can be a bigger version? I made it and thought it was a bit small to give to someone...
belsey (author)  blinkyblinky2 years ago
This size is just right for printing on regular paper. If you were to make it bigger you would need to do it on heavier paper or card stock or it would sag too much when you touched the pop-up.
Can't you opt to change the scale when you print the template rather than trying to modify the PDF file? If that doesn't work I'll see if I can make a bigger version for you. Not sure how it would look, I can't remember what the resolution was on my original files, but I'll give it a shot if increasing the scale when printing doesn't work.
Hi, Could you maybe try making the grand piano template into a different format? PDF doesn't work on my computer. I'm not sure what will, but could you try sending me a different format of it, please?? I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!! :))))
It didn't work. All the sizes are standardized "A" type pieces of paper.
Wonderfull project. A bit of maker info sharing? I would buy a recordable card from wal-mart or a halmark store if you have one in you area, then record a piece on it and place it under the piano so when the card opens it plays!! :p
belsey (author)  Matrix-technician2 years ago
Someone once sent me a musical card and I had saved it exactly for that purpose -- problem is the mechanism works when the card opens 180o but this one is designed to open only 90o. I've been meaning to redesign this so it could be turned into a musical card, I just haven't found the time yet... but some day I'll get to it! Good suggestion though (you know the saying: "great minds..."). I've never come across the recordable cards  -- much more fun than using a pre-recorded recycled card.
I'm on it.
You're a lefty?

Sorry, its just that its not everyday you find someone just like yourself.
belsey (author)  blinkyblinky2 years ago
Yes, I am left handed, but I use scissors with my right hand. Go figure.
What an uncanny coincidence! I'm just the same!
Same here!
Cool!
Kiteman2 years ago
You don't need to be pro to download that template - since it was uploaded as an image, all a reader has to do is click on the file name to download it.

No need to visit any other site...
belsey (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Really? It's a PDF file and I thought those were only accessible to pros... The picture of the finished card is a jpeg, maybe you thought that was the template. Or maybe I'm just misinformed and everyone can download PDF files. I'll set up a dummy account to test it, and if you're right I'll revise the instructable.
belsey (author)  belsey2 years ago
You were right... Thanks for your comment. I updated the instructable.
Kiteman belsey2 years ago
It's cool. The PDFs you're thinking of are the PDFs of the actual instructable, your instructions.