Belly Bands

Belly Bands


1. Use the 'Professional' template in Corjl. Edit and Save.

2. Download a PDF using these settings:
- Design Default Size
No bleed
trim marks
No multiple per page

3. Create your custom Belly Bands here with our recommended online printer.

4. Choose your desired Paper Color. 
[for translucent: use Vellum 30lb] 

5. Upload your saved PDF.

6. Enter your quantity and add to cart.
[Tip: If you'd like to see a physical sample, it's cheaper to order quantity 10 rather than 1 sample]



1. Use the 'DIY' template in Corjl. Edit and Save.
2. Download a PDF using these settings:
- 8.5" x 11"
No bleed
✔︎ Trim marks
✔︎ Multiple per page

3. Print.

4. Trim to size.
[View our complete step-by-step tutorial here]


  • Use a laser printer if possible. If using an inkjet printers, use vellum paper made specifically for inkjet printers. Chances are still high that the printing will not be bold or crisp, and the ink may dry slowly.
  • If your printer has a setting for choosing the paper type, use vellum, photo paper or fine art paper. 
  • Handle your paper with care. Vellum creases easily and takes on finger prints even with the slightest pressure. 
  • Print one sample to check size, alignment, and colors. Adjust if needed and print another sample. Only when completely satisfied, print your complete set. Always print a few extras for damage or trimming / assembly practice.
  • Heat causes vellum to curl, so it's always a good idea to allow your printer to cool down after every 10 sheets or so. 
  • Let your ink dry completely - usually just a few minutes - before handling. The ink can smear and/or transfer to other sheets of vellum. 



  • Use a sharp paper trimmer to cut to size. Good overhead lighting helps. Clean the blade regularly to make sure there are no bits caught in - it will cause the paper to crinkle.
  • Use the crop marks on the paper as guides to help trimming. Cutters also often have size guides to help you line up your paper.
  • Once all the paper is cut, store it under some heavy weight such as a few books so it doesn’t curl up. 



If using with Pocket Envelopes -
- place all pieces within the pocket
- close the pocket
- wrap the belly band smugly around the outside of the pocket
- glue ends together with a tape runner

If using without Pocket Envelopes -
- place the invite upside down on the belly band
- wrap the ends of the belly band around the invite
- glue ends together with a tape runner
- insert the additional cards and envelope into the band


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