After only a few moments looking at it on screen, I changed my mind & took off the paper strip and buckle from the bottom of the card. I was finding it distracting --- perhaps the pattern was just too busy, or not the right mood or something. So for now, I'll leave it blank - and maybe later on I'll find a simple sentiment to stamp there directly on the green dotted paper. The sentiments in the Summer By The Sea set are great, but they are not the right shape to add in the space I have (they are multi-line & rather skinny). I think I might try for a single word that spans the width of the card or something like that.