June 6, 2015


For the Pianist

A special piano card for an extraordinary pianist HAD to have something eye-catching. This pop-up piano card is the perfect design.

There are tutorials available on how to make the keys. Be aware though, the measurements may need adjusting. Now that I have corrected the errors and discarded the first attempt, I figured out how to make this work and will be able to make another.

I loved the idea of pop-up keys. For my piano, I added real music pages to the book. My recipient, who is an accomplished musician and pianist, loved his card.

Card Inside

pop-up piano keys, birthday card, by Grace Baxter

Card Front

pop-up piano keys, birthday card front, by Grace Baxter
Card size is 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" when closed. My Cuttlebug and Cricut came in handy in creating the front. 

For the treble clef, I created a frame and welded the clef inside with the Gypsy, then cut it from red CS. A black treble clef layered on top finished the medalion. The music notes behind the clef are from the same vellum as the music book, inside. 

And of course, I had to emboss the card front with the Amadeus music embossing folder.

Difficulty Level

I would give this card a difficulty level of 8 out of 10, simply because of the keys and getting them right.


Elegant Edges - frame for treble clef on front
Quarter Note - Treble clef

I hope you enjoy my project for today!


  1. I know I commented here when I first saw this on how much I loved this card. Guess my comment got lost in outerspace or something. I'd love to find the tutorial on making this, Grace. Thanks.

    1. Charlotte, if you give me your email address I will send you the details.

    2. Thank you, Grace. cosci_us@yahoo.com I think my granddaughter, the pianist, would love this.

  2. I think this one is my favorite.

  3. Thank you Grace, for this amazing birthday card. You made a special b-day all the more special. I still have the beautiful centerpieces you created for my party. I am so blessed to know you!


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