I started with a tall top fold card measuring 4.25 x 11 inches. I printed the greeting onto the card front and folded it at 5.5 inches. I then selected a thin die from the Spellbinder Nestabilities Scallop Circle set and cut a hole in the card front.
I used my Tim Holtz Distress Stain background method to make the sky paper with purples and blues. The colors used are Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and a bottle which changed colors over time so it's a turquoise like color. Ranger replaced the bottles but if I am not aiming for a certain color they do the trick. I designed some triangle trees which I printed onto my background paper.
I cut the little house from white card stock at 2" with my Cricut and the Winter Woodland cartridge. I adhered the house next to the trees. I ripped the snow bank which I placed in front of the house. This layer was then adhere to the back of the card front with double sided tape. Once the card was assembled, I used a couple drops of the distress stains a drop of water and dipped a old toothbrush into and spattered the card front to add a bit of texture.