I was originally inspired to use this birdhouse die by Lawn Fawn with the squirrels from a few projects on Pinterest, but as I was looking at my supplies I kept getting ideas for tweaks and changes that I'd make on my own project. I wanted a blue theme and roof, but I wanted textured snow and wood for the house. I ended up using a 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz after I sprayed the house with a few Distress Stains and then I used Grit Paste for the snow texture. I found my grit paste is getting a bit dried out, so I'll have to come up with some ideas to use it while it's still good.
For the animals I went with some grey two-toned Lawn Fawn squirrels which were very fun to work with, but then I also included some yetis from Clearly Besotted. It is technically an xmas set; something I've been trying to avoid is overly themed sets, but I ended up deciding they were versatile enough for just "winter" theme as well so I picked them up when they were on sale. I wanted to try out a patterned scarf, after my success with the pattern on the bunnies in the previous project, so I went with a striped scarf similar to those I've seen in my game Cozy Grove.
Once I put the house together I wanted it to have a base of some sort so the squirrels outside would have some stability, so I die cut a scalloped circle and made the house a stick to hold it up.