I don't have any heat resistant templar template material so I made my own version that works ok but can get soggy.
Mini Tutorial for tough template
Chosen template pattern
Step one: copy pattern onto freezer paper
Step two: cut 3 additional pieces of freezer paper to that size
Step three: iron one of the additional pieces to your board
Step four: iron next additional piece directly on top of the one you stuck to your board
Step five: repeat step 4 with additional piece and pattern piece making sure the pattern is on top so you can see your design.
Step six: cut out pattern that will be almost as stiff as cardboard but thinner!
(Note: you cannot reuse freezer paper if you choose to peal it apart and if you apply to much starch it can get a bit soggy.)
Now on to what your reading for!