I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was kind of a pain to make, and I think I burned myself with the hot glue gun enough to not want to use it again for a long, long, time - but in the end, worth the time and effort! All in all, I would estimate I spent about 10 hours making this. Lots of cursing, but no tears - though I do think I threatened to throw it out the window at one point. I purchased a set of three boxes from Ikea, fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, and some more glue sticks from Michael's (lucky me, I already owned the glue gun!). My costs were about $45 in total, mainly because I chose the more expensive fabric as I liked the design (and the dark colors hide my mistakes!). I'm going to add a little sign on the top that indicates (1) this is a card box and (2) thanks guests for joining us for our day. I may also still add a ribbon to make the second layer stand out - but all in all, I'm happy with the end result!!
The box in test mode:
p.s. this project reminded me that I am NOT A CRAFTY person. By any measure. But I may still try to do other things...we'll see!!