Going online to find free scrapbooking templates allows you to not only get all kinds of templates for your projects, but also read about more ideas, techniques, and tips about other scrapbooking topics. For your templates, these websites/forums can offer sets of complete templates for an entire page or album, or just a collection of themed designs to let you integrate them into your own layout.
Using scrapbooking templates can be a real time saver for those of us who spend a lot of time trying to create the right embellishments to go with our themed layouts. With templates, a lot of the work is already done for you. All you have to do is prepare them and arrange them in their right places on your layout, then attach them and you're done! You can use templates for cropping and designing your photos, layouts, and also help a lot in visualizing where your embellishments should go.