If you understand the principles behind website templates you will immediately see the huge benefits to WordPress template systems. Basically it is designed to hookup automated template ideas to a system via which a client who knows nothing about anything can access your site (behind password protection obviously) and update and manage the website that you leave him.
These are just a few ideas about using free scrapbooking templates for your next scrapbooking project. Whether you want a complete page template or elements, you can find them at one of many websites dedicated to scrapbooking. Not only do they offer the template, most of them also offer careful instructions that show you how to use it. Adding your own touches, of course, makes the design yours and your scrapbook more interesting and unique.