I guess most of us had met the problem of not having the right template at the right time. I used to go and buy some ready made templates to solve the problem. After much observing around the house, I've realized that there are a lot of stuffs around the house which I can use as templates. From kitchen tools to empty food jars, from stationery wastage to children's toys.
For example those things that you see in the picture above can be used as templates to all kinds of shapes. You can even combined them to create a one of a kind unique shape.
So don't start buying anymore templates before you've checked around the house first. You might be able to save some money for other scrapbooking supplies instead.