Invitation & Flyer Designs
There are a lot of e-card, quick print flyer and invitation resources online. If you have time to really personalize one to your event it can make a big impact. I call these designs the "10 minute flyer." If you're new to print and online design there can be a lot of fundamentals to learn. Once you get past the learning curve, you should be doing 'warm ups' to keep your skill fresh.
All of these flyers I designed for Diablo Valley Oncology for different events they've had. I believe in the "work smart, not hard" adage - especially in design. There are some really great sites available for elements, fonts and textures.
Vecteezy is one of my favorite databases for Illustrator designs. (Their sister sites are great for Photoshop too...) They have a cheap subscription of $15 a month. Some projects really need your hand from start to finish, but others... well, someone may have already created. If you are working for a client with a low budget, are on a time constraint, or have no experience making an element... the subscription fee can be well worth the cost of your time.
The last thing you want to do as a designer or a consultant is learn how to do something new while working on a project for a client. It causes immense stress and frustration.
Let's just say though that you are working on a project that really needs to be fully custom, but you lack the skill set to get started. I learned a lot from Youtube, but the quality of tutorials vary so greatly. I learned the most impactful skills on PSDTuts... now owned by Envato.
This community is AMAZING. If you're serious about learning something new for graphic design or illustration, there is no where else I would send you. Since they've been acquired the site has merged even more photo & video, coding and business walkthroughs. They are even starting to build out a substantial section for CGI (3D & Motion graphics.)