Another simple, inexpensive way to adhere the paper is a glue stick. It's the one and only time I use glue sticks but you can get a smooth all over coverage that sticks really, really good. Then if you want to tear or sand the edges you don't have to worry about where the tape is. Just cover the chipboard add the paper and use a brayer to roll it all out. Or just use the palm of your hand firmly all over.