Masculine cards have always been challenging for me. Especially their interiors. However, this one was easy because it was a religious event. I love the button punch from Martha Stewart. Thicker card-stock is definitely the way to go, since the punch also embosses the edges. You can thread string or other materials through the button holes for more dimension, just be sure you have an appropriate form of adhesive. Brads are always good for masculine cards, and I like to use more earth tone color palettes.